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Emergency Shelter for Families in D.C.

Information for families with children about accessing shelters in D.C.

Emergency Shelter for Individuals in D.C.

Information for individuals (single adults) about accessing shelters in the District of Columbia.

Frequently Asked Questions About Section 8 Housing Vouchers

Basic information about the housing voucher program (also known as Section 8).

What to Do If You've Been Denied Shelter or Asked to Leave a Shelter

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Section 8 Housing Vouchers

Basic information about the housing voucher program (also known as Section 8).

Emergency Shelter for Families in D.C.

Information for families with children about accessing shelters in D.C.

Emergency Shelter for Individuals in D.C.

Information for individuals (single adults) about accessing shelters in the District of Columbia.

Finding Shelter in Cold Weather

Information on how to find shelter on "hypothermia nights" when the weather is very cold.

What to Do If You've Been Denied Shelter or Asked to Leave a Shelter

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.

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