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The DHS ERAP application portal is open and accepting applications. The portal will remain open until 8,500 applications are receivedLearn more

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There is a Temporary Local Benefit to households receiving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for the period January 1, 2024, through September 30, 2024. Learn more


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Helpful numbers and contacts

Have questions about benefits? Email [email protected] or call the DHS call center at  (202) 727-5355

Reach the shelter hotline or Virginia Williams Family Resource Center: (202) 399-7093

Ask the Director

Office Hours 

64 New York Avenue, NE, 6th floor 
Washington, DC 20002  
Phone: (202) 671-4200 
Fax: (202) 671-4326 
TTY: 711 
Email: [email protected] 

Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

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