Affordable Housing for Families

Homeless and extremely low-income families face a staggering shortage of decent, affordable housing in Washington, DC. To help address this need, SOME offers safe and dignified affordable apartments for extremely poor and homeless District families. These programs include playgrounds and community spaces for the enrichment of the children and families living in our housing.

Since 2005, SOME has opened six affordable housing programs for families, which provide a total of 141 safe, dignified apartments for vulnerable District families.

Virtual Tour of SOME’s Affordable Housing for Families


Our goal is to combine our safe, affordable, long-term housing with supportive services that help children and adults to reach their full potential and empower them to live increasingly independent and productive lives. Children living in our programs attend SOME Place for Kids, an after-school tutoring and enrichment program that supports their educational and social development. Families meet regularly with a Family Services Case Manager to set and meet goals. Residents work with program staff to repair credit, save money, enroll in job training and find and maintain employment.

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For information regarding openings in our Family Services programs, please call our Intake Line at 202.292.4494. Applicants must be DC residents who are at least 18 years of age. Eligibility Guildines.


Our Family Services Programs are currently looking for awesome volunteers like you to help continue to make our Family Services programming a productive and rewarding service for our residents. Volunteers can assist staff in many ways, including youth and adult tutoring, workshop facilitating, special activities assistance, landscaping and much more! Volunteer times are flexible and can occur in the evening to fit your schedule.

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For general information regarding our programs, please contact Dorinda Williams, Senior Director of Family Services, at 202.797.8806, ext. 2911 or [email protected], or Archie Williams, Senior Director of Family Services at 202.797.8806, ext. 1550 or [email protected].

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