E/BFSC partners with CFSA and The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness to expand the city’s capacity to provide permanent housing and supportive services to families. E/BFSC’s housing program is modeled after the Housing First approach, which emphasizes providing permanent housing to families followed by supportive services to promote housing retention and improved quality of life.
Please note that all Housing Stabilization participants are referred by the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness and the DC Department of Human Services.
Family Rehousing and Stabilization Program (FRSP)
FRSP (also known as Rapid Re-housing) is a federally funded program that provides short-term rental assistance and services to families experiencing homelessness. All participants in E/BFSC’s FRSP are assigned a Family Support Worker (FSW) who offers case management services to include home visits, budget planning and management, household maintenance, and housing advocacy and placement.
Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
The Permanent Supportive Housing program provides permanent housing and supportive services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness to facilitate housing stabilization, maximum levels of self-sufficiency, and an overall better quality of life.
Ionia R. Whpper Home (IWH)
Founded in 1931 by Dr. Ionia R. Whipper, originally as a home for unwed African-American mothers, IWH has existed in DC for 90 years primarily serving unwed mothers and underage females who were victims of abuse and neglect. In 2016 E/BFSC took over the management of IWH and it now serves as a Transitional Home for mothers 18-24 and their children ages 0-6 who are experiencing homelessness. The residents are assisted with securing permanent housing and coached on parenting skills, money management, tenant rights, and job search strategies.
For more information, please contact:
Felicia Jones, Program Director
202-832-9400 ext 120