Ensuring a Stable Foundation for Families to Thrive

Amenities

SOME redefines affordable housing by creating a stable, supportive foundation that empowers our families to explore their potential through financial education, employment initiatives, parenting classes, and children’s after-school programs. SOME offers supportive affordable housing in safe and dignified apartment homes to families experiencing homelessness and/or poverty. SOME’s supportive housing model includes mandatory case management, which allows for early intervention should a resident find themselves in breach of their lease agreement. Our goal is to address the root cause of any issue and to empower our residents to take a proactive approach to find solutions. SOME’s family housing includes playgrounds, community spaces, and after-school enrichment programs. SOME currently owns 223 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

Services

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

Access Services

Apply for Housing

While SOME’s Family Housing Intake Line is currently closed, 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.  

Questions? Email FSintake@some.org.

Griffin House children Jones and Briggs (5)

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

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.