SOME’s affordable housing for families offers safe, dignified, and affordable apartments to families experiencing homelessness and/or poverty. SOME’s family housing includes playgrounds and community spaces for the enrichment of the children and adults in residence. SOME owns 219 (will be 240 after we expand the Accelerated Housing program this November) family apartments, which includes the following amenities:
- Private units
- Laundry facilities on-site
- Night manager who lives on the property
- Common area with computer access (some units include cable and internet)
- All utilities included in the rent at most properties
- Playgrounds and, at some locations, special rooms for teen residents
- Located close to public transportation
All Family Housing programs provide on-site voluntary, flexible and person-centered programming that accommodates the changing needs of families over their lifetime. Families live in a trauma-informed community with full access to services that meet their specific needs, while encouraging independence and growth. We offer different levels of support, depending on the service needs of the individual/family. SOME’s affordable housing for families provides the following on-site services:
- Case Management
- Recreational and Socialization Activities
- Support Groups
- On-site educational opportunities (i.e. financial literacy classes)
- Health and Wellness Groups
- Recovery Support
- Therapeutic Services
- Youth Programming and Activities
- Life Skills
- Employment Support and Services
- Educational Support
- SOME Place for Kids (SPFK) After-School Program
- Resident Advocacy Groups
Apply for Housing: SOME’s Family Housing Intake Line is currently closed.
Questions? Email [email protected].
Eligibility: Applicants must be/have:
- Head of household age 18 or over. The head of household’s dependent children must be under age 18
- Eligible for Section 8 housing assistance
- Preferably on DCHA public housing waitlists (Local Rent Supplement Program/LRSP, Housing Assistance Program/HAP/Section 8)
- Employed full or part-time, actively engaged in a job training program, or enrolled and attending school
- Earning no more than 30% of area median income
- $600 for security deposit
- Willing to participate in mandatory community meetings, case management for themselves and their children, and budgeting/saving activities
- For most properties, all residents must have six months clean and sober
Preference is given to families that are currently experiencing homelessness—living outside, in an emergency shelter, in unsafe housing, or paying more than 50% of their income for rent.
For Griffin House: Families must be able to pay at least $600 a month in rent. Single adults are accepted, must be able to pay at least $500 a month in rent.
For Weinberg Building: Families must be willing to participate in a two-year transitional housing program.
Housing for Veterans
SOME’s housing program for veterans offers one and two-bedroom apartments. Head of household must have veteran status.