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Homeless Services

DHS provides emergency and ongoing housing support and services to help individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of being homeless, transition into or maintain permanent affordable housing. Services include:

The Homeless Services Program oversees the provision of homeless services to individuals and families in the District of Columbia, including:

For more information, contact the 24-hour Shelter Hotline at 202-399-7093.

Links for Additional Homeless Information

Service Contact: 
Homeless Service Program Office
Contact Phone: 
Contact TTY: 
Contact Suite #: 
5th Floor
Office Hours: 
8:15 am to 4:45 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:15 am to 7 pm on Wednesday