DC-wide mutual aid group on Facebook / Grupo de Ayuda Mutua para todo DC en Facebook:

Vaccination help

Help with rent

No one may be evicted during the public health emergency or within 60 days after the public health emergency has lifted. Learn more about your rights as a tenant. (አማርኛ | 中国人 | Français | 한국어 | Español | Tiếng Việt)

The COVID Housing Assistant Program (CHAP) is available for select DC residents who cannot pay rent because of the pandemic. Apply to the program here. La información en español está disponible aquí.

Guide to resources
for food, healthcare, housing, childcare, mental health services, resources for undocumented communities, senior resources and more from DC Legal Aid — In English and Español 


Community Organizations

Emergency housing

Casa Ruby
Shelter space located in Ward 4 for LGBT people of color. As of January 2021,  Casa Ruby is currently serving as an emergency shelter site for anyone who needs it. Contact (202) 596-4122.

Luther Place Church
1226 Vermont Ave NW
Call (202) 743-5030 to inquire

Low Barrier Shelters for Women

Harriet Tubman Shelter
DC General Building 9,
1900 Massachusetts Avenue, SE
(202) 795-9966

Nativity Shelter
6010 Georgia Avenue, NW
(202) 829-0420

Patricia Handy Place for Women
810 5 Street, NW
Intake begins 4pm daily
(202) 733-5378

Low Barrier Shelters For Men

801 East Shelter
801 Making Life Better Lane, SE
(202) 561-4014

Adams Place Shelter
2210 Adams Place, NE
(202) 832-8317

New York Avenue Shelter
1355-57 New York Avenue, NE
(202) 832-2359


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