You can submit an application for any of the following programs using a single application for benefits:
Apply or recertify for cash, food, and medicial benefits available in the District.
DHS offers assistance with funeral costs for low income residents.
Assistance with child care fees is available and based on need, income and family size.
The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program is an initiative that supports the establishment, maintenance and expansion of programs and projects to prevent family violence.
Owe back rent? Facing eviction? The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) may be able to assist.
Locate emergency and "low barrier" shelters that provide beds on a first come, first served basis, to any homeless person.
The District has rental assistance programs and housing resources to help residents prevent eviction.
The District is committed to protecting residents experiencing homelessness from extreme weather injury by meeting the demand for shelter during hypothermia and hyperthermia seasons.
Get locations and view online map of Economic Security Administration (ESA) Service Centers.
To partner with and engage the local faith community as mentors to families experiencing homelessness and housing instability.
Providing emergency and ongoing housing support and services.
The Interim Disability Assistance (IDA) program provides temporary financial assistance to those who are unable to work due to a disability and have a high probability of receiving federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
The District of Columbia offers medical coverage to low income residents through Medicaid, the Health Care Alliance, DC Healthy Families programs and DC's healthcare marketplace.
The Homeless Services Program oversees the provision of homeless services to individuals and families in the District of Columbia.
PASS helps DC youth who are committing truancy, running away, violating curfew, exhibiting extreme disobedience, or are engaged in other illegal behaviors.
Serving to transition District of Columbia Refugees from dependency or on public assistance to self-sufficiency.
If your family or a family you know is experiencing a housing crisis that they cannot resolve on their own, please contact Virginia Willi