Access Housing Inc. DC (AHI) is located in Southeast Washington, DC. AHI provides housing, counseling, and rehabilitative services to up to 98 homeless men and women veterans at a time. AHI empowers veterans to find employment and stable, permanent housing in order to improve their quality of life.
AHI was the first program of its kind in the greater DC area. AHI began providing services to homeless veterans in 1985. More recently, we opened the SE Veterans Service Center in 1999 and the Chesapeake Veterans House in 2008.
AHI hosts the only Veterans Administration-run medical clinic on-site at AHI for use by its residents and for veterans from across the community.
Unlike many programs serving homeless veterans, each resident at AHI has their own room with a key. Other programs house veterans with roommates where the vets share a bunk bed. AHI’s veterans tout having their own room as one of the best facets of the program. It goes a long way toward feeling independent, restoring dignity, and encouraging a desire for self-sufficiency.
AHI is a 501 c 3 community-based nonprofit organization committed and dedicated to the principle that everyone, regardless of income or socioeconomic status, has a right to decent, safe, affordable housing.
To date, thousands of veterans have successfully returned to civilian life after going through AHI’s program! If you, or someone you know, is a veteran in need of assistance, please contact us here.
“Life as a homeless person has been the hardest thing I’ve ever experienced. My dad always told me to adapt and overcome whatever I was facing. AHI was the bridge that got me to the other side. I really cannot imagine where I’d be today without them.” ~ Maria B., US Coast Guard