Are you a family who is experiencing homelessness in DC? Do you know a family in DC who needs shelter? We work with the DC government to rapidly re-house families from DC General into their own apartment.
All referrals to our program start here:
Virginia Williams Family Resource Center
Address: 33 N Street NE / Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 526-0017 | (202) 724-4208
Catholic Charities provides case management services for families experiencing homelessness through the Family Re-housing Stabilization Program (FRSP).
- Eligible families are certified to receive a four-month subsidy through FRSP, which allows the family to live in their own apartment.
- Throughout the program, our FRSP staff works one-on-one with families to achieve their goal of self-sufficiency, focusing on budgeting, employment, and education.
- FRSP case managers meet monthly with families and do ongoing assessments of the family’s goals and needs. Based on the efforts the family makes to succeed in achieving its goals, a determination is made at the end of each month if the family will still get the subsidy in the coming month. For families who keep up with case management meetings and are working toward their goals, every four months they are recertified with a decreased subsidy.
- Applicants for FRSP must be living in a family shelter in the District of Columbia and receive a referral from The Community Partnership (TCP)
- Applicants must have children under the age of 17
- Applicants must have income up to 40% of the area median income (AMI) and demonstrate a reasonable expectation that they will have the financial capacity to pay the full rental amount when the program subsidy ends.
The goal of the program is to assist families through case management and supportive services to increase self-sufficiency and maintain permanent housing. While in the program, families work on their goals to achieve independence, maintain compliance with their lease, obtain/maintain employment, budgeting/financial management and credit repair, pursue education or job training skills, and maintain their housing by paying their portion of the rent on time.