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For Families

General Family Resources

Employment, Budgeting, and Housing Resources


S.O.M.E. Center for Employment Training
2300 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, 4th Floor
Provides training to prepare individuals for careers as Medical Administrative Assistants and Building Maintenance Service Technicians. Students earn occupational credentials and certifications.

D.C. Department of Employment Services (D.O.E.S.)
4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE
Provides career counseling, resume assistance, job placement, vocational training, access to online services, information about local and national labor markets, and unemployment insurance.

Jubilee Jobs
NW DC Office: 202.667.8970
SE DC Office: 202.758.3710
Provides job preparation, placement and community of support including:

  • Resume preparation
  • Online application support
  • Job interviews with hiring employers
  • Career and educational guidance
  • Mentoring, entrepreneurship and internships


Capital Area Asset Builders
Provides financial education, matched savings, and free tax preparation.

Operation Hope
1340 Good Hope Road (inside SunTrust Bank)
Serves as the nonprofit private banker for the working poor, the underserved and struggling middle class. Provides assistance with credit and money management, including:

  • Budgeting
  • Paying off debt/saving money
  • Understanding your FICO score
  • How to read your credit report
  • Your rights as a consumer
  • Settling accounts
  • Disputing inaccurate information

Community Tax Aid D.C.
1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, #920
Provides free tax filing assistance for those of low or moderate income.


Equal Rights Center
11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 450
Identifies and seeks to eliminate unlawful and unfair discrimination in housing, employment and public housing in all protected classes (groups protected under the law)

  • Race/Color/Religion
  • National Origin
  • Sex and Gender
  • Disability/Sexual Orientation
  • Familial status (presence of kids under 18 in a household)
  • Source of income (voucher, rapid rehousing subsidy)

Call if you feel you have been discriminated against.

Housing Counseling Services
2410 17th Street, NW, Suite 100
Provides comprehensive housing counseling, training, technical assistance and housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income home buyers, home owners, and tenants.

Housing Search Website
Affordable housing listing and search engine for rental and for-sale homes. Includes resources such as renter’s rights information, assistance programs, and an affordability calculator.