Homelessness & Shelters
This resource explains your rights while living in shelter.
This resource provides information on how to get important identification documents that you may need to apply for a job or government services.
Shelters that receive money from the District government through the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness must follow certain legal rules if they deny or end shelter services. This information is designed to help you if you have: 1) tried to get into a Partnership-funded shelter and been denied or 2) been told that you must leave a Partnership-funded shelter. At any step in this process, you may be represented by a lawyer. A good place to start looking for one is the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Their phone number is: (202) 328-5500.