Applicants for FRSP must be living in a family shelter in the District of Columbia and receive a referral from The Community Partnership (TCP)
Applicants must have children under the age of 17
Applicants must have income up to 40% of the area median income (AMI) and demonstrate a reasonable expectation that they will have the financial capacity to pay the full rental amount when the program subsidy ends.
The goal of the program is to assist families through case management and supportive services to increase self-sufficiency and maintain permanent housing. While in the program, families work on their goals to achieve independence, maintain compliance with their lease, obtain/maintain employment, budgeting/financial management and credit repair, pursue education or job training skills, and maintain their housing by paying their portion of the rent on time.
Every homeless family in the District of Columbia is required to register at Virginia Williams Family Resource Center before receiving housing services. If you are a family in need of housing and social services, your first step is to register there. In additional to the initial need assessment and determination of family eligibility for housing, the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center offers a variety of services, including counseling, substance abuse education, and employment and housing placement assistance. This is the only place for a family experiencing homelessness in DC to obtain a shelter referral.