Family Housing

Organization: So Others Might Eat (SOME)

SOME’s affordable housing for families offers safe, dignified, and affordable apartments to families experiencing homelessness and/or poverty. SOME’s family housing includes playgrounds and community spaces for the enrichment of the children and adults in residence. SOME owns 219 family apartments, which includes the following amenities:

Private units
Laundry facilities on-site
Manager who lives on the property
Common area with computer access (some units include cable and internet)
All utilities included in the rent
Playgrounds and, at some locations, special rooms for teen residents
Located close to public transportation
All Family Housing programs provide on – site voluntary, flexible and person-centered programming that accommodates the changing needs of families over their lifetime. Families live in a trauma-informed community with full access to services that meet their specific needs, while encouraging independence and growth. We offer different levels of support, depending on the service needs of the individual/family. SOME’s affordable housing for families provides the following on-site services:

Case Management
Recreational and Socialization Activities
Support Groups
Financial Literacy
On-site educational opportunities (i.e. computer classes)
Health and Wellness Groups
Recovery Support
After-School Programming
Youth Programming and Activities
Life Skills
Employment Support and Services
Educational Support
SOME Place for Kids (SPFK) After-School Program
Resident Advocacy Groups
Service Category: Housing
Service Eligibility: Low-income Veterans Families Homeless
Application: Email for more information. Eligibility: Applicants must be/have: A head of household age 18 or over. The head of household’s dependent children must be under age 18 Eligible for Section 8 housing assistance Preferably on DCHA public housing waitlists (Local Rent Supplement Program/LRSP, Housing Assistance Program/HAP/Section 8) Employed full or part-time, actively engaged in a job training program, or enrolled and attending school Earning no more than 30% of area median income $600 for security deposit Willing to participate in mandatory community meetings, case management for themselves and their children, and budgeting/saving activities For some properties, all residents must have six months clean and sober Preference is given to families that are currently experiencing homelessness—living outside, in an emergency shelter, in unsafe housing, or paying more than 50% of their income for rent.