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How to Access Short Term Family Housing

Families may access emergency housing through the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center (VWFRC), the central intake office for all families in the District of Columbia seeking assistance with their housing needs. VWFRC is located at 920 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, Washington DC and is open Monday—Thursday from 8:30 am - 4 pm and Friday, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm. If you are a family with children under 18 and need emergency shelter, please call the Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093. The Shelter Hotline is available 24 hours a day.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BRING WITH YOU TO VWFRC TO ACCESS FAMILY EMERGENCY SHELTER:

  • Identification
  • Birth Certificates for each family member
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of District residency if not established through identification

SERVICES AVAILABLE AT VWFRC:

Homeless and Homeless Prevention

  • Emergency Rental Assistance
  • Housing Resources
  • Homeless Diversion Services
  • Emergency Family Housing
  • Community-Based Resources

Public Benefits

  • TANF
  • Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Childcare Subsidy for families working on their TANF goals.