An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Ounce is on a mission to empower healthy and thriving communities by building bridges between housing and health.


Our Approach

Ounce sits at the intersection of housing and health.

Our Community Health Leads engage affordable housing residents and connect them to essential healthcare and social services for a healthy life.

Example Services:

  • In-person, one-on-one interactions with residents to understand their needs
  • Referrals to primary care, well-child visits, and specialty care
  • Benefit enrollment (e.g., Medicaid, SNAP, utility assistance, etc.)
  • Health-focused events, including vaccine clinics and fitness classes


Residents Covered



Our Partners

AmeriHealth CaritasNational Housing TrustJubilee HousingEnterprise Community Partners

What Residents Are Saying

The nation needs Ounce.

“Ounce is special and unique. They provide a beautiful service for those in need, and they are meeting people where they live.

The nation needs Ounce, but for right now, thank you for having Ounce in Ward 8 in DC.”


Lakeith Womack

DC Resident

We've never had perks like this before

"I needed a new primary care provider and Ounce got me an appointment right away. I've lived at this property a long time and we've never had perks like this before!"

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Malinda Anderson

DC Resident

Responsive, caring, and really on top of things.

"We are so impressed with Ounce and their Community Health Leads. Their team is responsive, caring, and really on top of things. We encourage all residents to take advantage of their support and services."

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Tenants Association President

I can truly say that Ounce has helped me a lot

“I can truly say that Ounce has helped me a lot! They gave me info on a walking program in the area and helped me get involved in a nutrition program in the neighborhood."

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Theola Balton

DC Resident

So professional

"Since starting back working two jobs, Ounce has really helped me with the little things that single parents overlook or can't always take care of with booking appointments for me and my daughter. So professional while helping. Never hesitate to call them."

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Makiyia Gorham

DC Resident

Ounce In The News

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MedCity News

Ounce, a startup that aims to “bridge the gap” between health and housing, announced Thursday that it has secured $5.2 million in seed funding.

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Ounce Press Release

Ounce Raises $5.2M and Partners with AmeriHealth Caritas D.C. and National Housing Trust to Bridge the Gap Between Housing & Health

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Fierce Healthcare

Care coordination startup Ounce rolls out services to low-income residents in D.C. alongside partners

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Introducing Ounce

At Ounce, we embed our team within affordable housing properties where we provide care coordination, benefit enrollment, and wraparound services to residents, directly connecting and building trusted relationships over time.

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