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
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
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
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
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
The Maryland Food Bank distributes boxes of nonperishable food items to income qualified residents once a month.
Hungry Harvest delivers monthly fresh produce and vegetables
We Are Family
We Are Family provides weekly and emergency food deliveries for seniors