A Home for Families
TEN is a rapid re-housing program that provides housing for homeless families in the District of Columbia in the form of scattered site apartments. All interested families must go through Virginia Williams Center, the central intake site for homeless families in DC. TEN is not an emergency program. If a family needs emergency shelter, please call the DC Shelter Hotline at 1-800-535-7252.
The mission of the Tenants Empowerment Network is to develop partnerships with homeless families to empower them to attain lasting stability in housing, work and community .
In addition to assistance with securing apartments and provision of rental assistance, TEN provides case management, financial literacy and other life skills groups, employment assistance, and referrals for other needed services. Volunteers serve as financial mentors, Advisory Council members, and special assistants with projects like school supplies and Christmas gifts.
Please note: TEN is not an emergency shelter. We only take new families who have been referred to us. If you need shelter right away, please call the DC Shelter Hotline – 1-800-535-7252