Family Housing

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 182 family apartments, which includes the following amenities:

Amenities

  • Private 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
  • Playgrounds and, at some locations, special rooms for teen residents
  • Located close to public transportation

Services

Residents meet regularly with a 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. Children living in our programs attend SOME Place for Kids, an after-school tutoring and enrichment program that supports their educational and social development. SOME’s affordable housing for families provides the following on-site services:

  • Personal Assistance
  • Employment Services
  • Job Readiness Activities
  • Transportation
  • Dental Services
  • Help with Stress and Emotional Health
  • Medical Services
  • Counseling on Home Ownership Options
  • Budget Planning
  • Computer Classes and Assistance
  • Community Clubs
  •  SOME Place for Kids

Access Services

Apply for Housing: SOME’s Family Housing Intake Line is currently closed.

Questions? Email [email protected].

Eligibility: Applicants must be/have:

  • A 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 some 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.