Our Programs

Open Arms Housing operates three programs through which we serve chronically homeless women. We run our two project-based single-site apartment buildings, as well the newer initiative, a scattered-site Permanent Supportive Housing Program.


Permanent supportive housing

The Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSHP) provides permanent housing and supportive services to women experiencing chronic homelessness to ensure housing stabilization, self-sufficiency, and an overall better quality of life.

SINGLe-SITe housing, THE Dunbar

Our first facility, The Dunbar began housing residents in the Fall of 2009. Its 16 units provide each woman with her own efficiency apartment that has a full kitchen and bathroom. The building has three wheelchair accessible units, shared phones and television, and a community room.

scattered-site housing

In 2017, through a contract with the DC Department of Human Services, OAH began providing housing units in apartment buildings accompanied by supportive services throughout Washington, DC.


Our second building, Owen House, in the Trinidad neighborhood, opened in the Fall of 2015 with one-bedroom apartments for four women. At both locations, OAH staff provide on-site supportive and case management services.