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In observance of “Second Chance Month”, the DHS READY Center team is hosting a FAMM Foundation production screening of the documentary “District of Second Chances”. Learn more

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

Want to help? Here is how. Learn more


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


List Your Units Here Today! Read more



Get Involved

Get Involved

Your generosity and kindness ensure we can continue to support our friends and neighbors in Washington, DC. 


There are many great organizations that have set up “Wish Lists” and we consolidated them here. If you would like to add your organization to this page, please send us your information here


If you would like to volunteer at one of our family shelter programs, please reach out to them directly. Their contact information can be found here:  

Rent your unit 

Mayor Bowser launched the annual Home for the Holidays Campaign on November 1, 2021, with a goal to accelerate the placement of 1,250 households experiencing homelessness into permanent housing by February 28, 2022. For more information, visit Home for the Holidays.

DHS is always looking for affordable apartments and houses for individuals and families.  More information about DHS housing programs and partnerships can be found here 

Are you an existing housing provider or property manager? Please submit concerns or requests for resolution on non-emergency issues here.

Partner Profile: Deeds of Kindness