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.
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.
SINGLe-SITE Housing, Owen PLACE
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.