By all accounts, Washington, D.C. is one of the most expensive cities in America. Depending on what list you look at, DC sits at either number 3, 4, or 5 as the most expensive.
Furthermore, we planted a church in Georgetown (the 20007 zip code), which is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in one of the most expensive cities.
Average rent for a 2-bedroom home is around $3,500. For a 3+ bedroom home, you are in the market for over $4,000+. Furthermore, you can’t buy anything that is a 3 bedroom for under $1.2 million. Needless to say, unless you have a trust fund stashed away somewhere, you have to be resourceful. And on a church planters salary—one that you are fundraising at that—you have to think outside the box a bit.