Stabilizing Lives and Creating Lasting Change


SOME owns over 700 Single Room Occupancy (SRO) units and efficiency apartments, which include the following amenities:

  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom(s)
  • Clean and sober housing - alcohol and drug-free environment
  • Private, fully furnished individual units
  • Laundry facilities on-site
  • Manager who lives on the property
  • Common area with computer access (some units include cable and internet)
  • All utilities included in the rent
  • Some units furnished with flat screen televisions
  • Located close to public transportation


Residents work with program staff to repair credit, save money, set and meet personal goals, enroll in job training, and find and maintain employment.

  • Service Coordination and Case Management
  • One on one personal assistance
  • Employment Services
  • Connect to Education programs to include GED and College
  • Job Readiness
  • Housing services for Returning Citizens
  • Nutritional workshops and one on one nutritional counseling
  • Education groups
  • Help with Stress and Emotional Health
  • Maintaining recovery and sobriety supports
  • Medical Services
  • Counseling on Home Ownership Options
  • Budgeting and Financial literacy
  • Tenant rights and Advocacy
  • Social Engagement Activities to include local and out of state
  • Peer led Community Building activities
  • Health and Wellness Activities
  • Dental Services
  • Housing Transition Assistance

Access Services

Apply for Housing: SOME’s Housing Lottery is currently closed. Please continue to check this site as the Lottery will re-open as units become available.

Questions? Email

Eligibility: Applicants must be/have:

  • Proof of income or documentation of lost income due to COVID-19
  • Must have 6 months abstinence from drugs and/or alcohol
  • Have no recent history (1 year) of violent behavior
  • Cannot be a lifetime registered sex offender
  • Cannot owe DCHA any money
  • Be a single person, aged 18 or older