DC Department of Human Services (DHS)

The mission of the D.C. Department of Human Services is to empower every District resident to reach their full potential by providing meaningful connections to work opportunities, economic assistance and supportive services.

The Economic Security Administration (ESA) determines eligibility for benefits under the Temporary Cash Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medical Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps), Child Care Subsidy, Burial Assistance, Interim Disability Assistance. ESA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training Program (SNAP E&T) provide employment and training services to able-bodied adults without dependents who receive food stamps. ESA performs monitoring, quality control, and reporting functions required by federal law and court orders.
(202) 671 - 4200      - DHS Main Office Line

Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP)

HPP supports eligible families (30% of Medium Family Income or below) to prevent episodes of homelessness through case management, mediation, financial assistance (including up to 4 months of rent arr...
Service Category: Emergency Help Pay for Housing

Interim Disability Assistance (IDA) Program

Who is Eligible for IDA? A person eligible for Interim Disability Assistance must be: Between the ages of 18 and 64 Ineligible for TANF because no eligible child lives in the home Permanently and to...
  • 645 H Street NE Washington DC 20002
Service Category: Money Disability Benefits
Service Eligibility: Living with a Disability Disability

Parent and Adolescent Support (PASS)

The Parent and Adolescent Support Services (PASS) Program works on behalf of some of the City’s most high-needs residents, with the ultimate goal of enhancing participating families’ ability to work e...
Service Eligibility: Families Youth (6-12)

Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSHP)

The Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSHP) provides permanent housing and supportive services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness to ensure housing stabilization, maximum levels...
  • 64 New York Avenue NE, 5th Floor Washington DC 20002
Service Category: Housing
Service Eligibility: Homeless Near Homeless

Refugee Assistance

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) serves to transition District of Columbia Refugees from dependency on public assistance to self-sufficiency. ORR provides employment services, services to vi...
Service Eligibility: Refugees

Strong Families Program (SFP)

The Strong Families Program (SFP) Division is a prevention/early intervention support program for District of Columbia residents located within the Department of Human Services, Family Services Admini...
  • 64 New York Avenue NE, 6th Floor Washington DC 20002
Service Category: Care Counseling

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The District’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as Food Stamps) helps individuals and families buy the food they need for good health. Every month SNAP benefits are loa...
Service Category: Food
Service Eligibility: Income-based

Teen Parent Assessment Program (TPAP)

The Teen Parent Assessment Program (TPAP) empowers teens who are pregnant or parenting to move toward self-sufficiency and decrease additional unintended pregnancies. As an active participant in TPAP...
Service Category: Care Counseling
Service Eligibility: Pregnant Teens (13-19) Women/Girls

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

The District’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides cash assistance to families in need, along with a suite of services to facilitate their path to success. Families enrolle...
Service Category: Money
Service Eligibility: Income-based

Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

The Veteran’s Affairs Supportive Housing Program provides housing to homeless veterans.
  • 64 New York Avenue NE, 5th Floor Washington DC 20002
Service Category: Housing
Service Eligibility: Veterans Homeless Near Homeless
DHS Economic Security Administration (ESA) Service Center - Anacostia
2100 Martin Luther King Avenue SE Washington DC 20020
DHS Economic Security Administration (ESA) Service Centers - Taylor Street
1207 Taylor Street NW Washington DC 20011
DHS Economic Security Administration (ESA) Service Centers - H Street
645 H Street NE Washington DC 20002
Adams Place Day Center
2210 Adams Place NE Washington DC 20018
DHS Economic Security Administration (ESA) Service Centers - Fort Davis
3851 Alabama Ave SE Washington DC 20020
DHS Economic Security Administration (ESA) Service Centers - Congress Heights
4049 South Capitol Street SW Washington DC 20032
Zoe's Doors
900 Rhode Island Ave NE Washington DC 20018
Homeless Services Program Office
64 New York Avenue NE, 5th Floor Washington DC 20002
DHS Main Office
64 New York Avenue NE, 6th Floor Washington DC 20002