Family and Housing Stability

Resident Services Coordinators help maintain family stability and successful tenancies by reducing delinquencies, evictions, and lease violations using tenant education, referrals, and supportive services. In 2018 our programs included:

Social Service Referrals

Social Service Referrals

A vast majority of the Resident Services Coordinators’ time is dedicated to working one-on-one with residents on connecting to resources that can improve their quality of life. These resources include but are not limited to child care, health care, clothing, education, employment, financial assistance, and legal assistance referrals.

Capital Area Food Bank

Capital Area Food Bank

Weekend Bags Each week, children who might not otherwise have enough to eat between Friday and Monday go home with nutritious, kid-friendly food that they’re able to prepare on their own. The program is for children ages 5–18.

Senior Brown Bag Staying healthy and strong in retirement can be a challenge for the thousands of seniors who are living on low fixed incomes and may struggle to afford the food they need alongside other expenses like medications and housing. Additionally, older adults experiencing limited mobility may find getting to a grocery store difficult. The food bank’s Senior Brown Bag program helps by providing monthly bags of healthy groceries to those over the age of 55.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Weekly food items at no cost, to include a wide variety of shelf stable products, as well as fresh foods such as milk, eggs, produce and proteins. Variety frequency varies by property needs; some sites have weekly distribution, others biweekly and some monthly.

DC Central Kitchen Community Meals Program

DC Central Kitchen Community Meals Program

Each week DC Central Kitchen provides free, nutritious meals to out of school time program participants at the Somerset sites.

Maryland Commission on Aging Eat Together Program

Maryland Commission on Aging Eat Together Program

The program provides onsite dinner to residents Monday–Thursday at no cost to seniors. A donation is requested but not required to receive a meal.

Maryland Food Bank

Maryland Food Bank

The Maryland Food Bank distributes boxes of nonperishable food items to income qualified residents once a month.

Hungry Harvest

Hungry Harvest

Hungry Harvest delivers monthly fresh produce and vegetables

We Are Family

We Are Family

We Are Family provides weekly and emergency food deliveries for seniors

over 18,000lbs

of food delivered to residents