CHEP DC

CHEP DC now provides Permanent Supportive Housing

Initially established in 2012 as a Transitional Housing program, CHEP DC has a valuable history of housing veterans with its Service Intensive Transitional Housing (SITH) Program. From 2012 until 2021, the military structured SITH program surpassed all housing, income, employment performance indicators at the local and national levels. With its focused goal to meet a high-priority equitable housing goal, CHEP DC decided it was time to change its focus and help fill the permanent housing gap.

The CHEP DC Permanent Housing project is a successful model based on research regarding how those with significant challenges who have experienced homelessness can avoid future episodes of homelessness. Permanent Housing, combines affordable housing with best-practice services for individuals with disabilities and a lengthy history of homelessness. This model has demonstrated how to permanently keep the most vulnerable veterans who enter the program from ever becoming homeless again.

With safe, consistent, and affordable housing, veterans can break the cycle of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency. CHEP DC offers seven (7) one bedroom apartment units to veterans who were homeless or unstably housed. 

CHEP DC brings together regional partners to focus on equitable housing for veterans experiencing chronic homelessness. There partnerships give primary attention to strategies that maximize and optimize resources required to maintain and stabilize housing access and retention for a highly vulnerable population

Are you a veteran in need? Please contact the Veterans Administration’s Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) at: 202-636-7660.

Staff

Michael Strong
Transitional Housing Manager

David Frye
Resident Manager