Fire Prevention Inspections by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) Department

Inspection of residential dwellings are available by appointment. These inspections are conducted as a courtesy of the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (F&EMS) Department’s Firefighting Division. A copy of the inspection will be provided with suggestions. A follow up appointment may also be requested. Our goal in providing this service is to make sure that residential dwellings are free from fire hazards and safety violations. Call (202) 727-1614.

Safe Housing

Free Smoke Alarms (A’sia Sutton Program) by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) Department

The A’sia Sutton Smoke Alarm Giveaway and Installation Program is a DC Fire and EMS Department District-wide initiative to ensure that all District of Columbia homes have working smoke alarms. We are convinced that working smoke alarms are the single most important appliance in the home because they have been proven to save lives. Statistics shows that most fire fatalities occur in homes where either no smoke alarms were present or those that were present, did not operate properly...

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Home Fire Safety Inspections by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) Department

Home fire safety inspections are available by appointment. These home inspections are conducted as a courtesy of the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (F&EMS) Department's Firefighting Division. They will look for overloaded outlets, working smoke detectors, unobstructed exit routes from your home, and good visibility from the street. A copy of the inspection findings will be given to the resident along with suggestions. A follow-up appointment may also be requested. Our goal in...

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Independent Living Services by DC Department on Disability Services (DDS)

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Independent Living Services (ILS) program provides services to individuals with disabilities to help them to live as independently as possibly in the community. RSA partners with the DC Center for Independent Living and other private agencies in the community to provide the following four core independent living services: Advocacy Independent Living Skills Training Information and Referral Peer Support Eligibility All individuals in...

250 E St SW, Washington, DC, 20024

Independent Living Living with a Disability Disability

Lead Pipe Replacement (LPRAP) by DC Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE)

In the District, like in most older cities, homes built before the 1980’s were typically built with a lead service line—the pipe that connects the city water supply to your household plumbing. It is now widely understood that a number of illnesses and injuries can be caused by lead exposure. The District Government recognizes this and in response Mayor Bowser signed legislation for two new lead water service line replacement programs that assist homes affected by this...

1200 First Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002

Income-based Homeowners Safe Housing

Project Safe Place by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) Department

All 33 DC Fire/EMS Department fire stations and the fireboat are designed as “Safe Places” for youths in crisis 24 hours a day through Project Safe Place. Project Safe Place is a national program that provides safe places for youths who are in need of crisis-related help. The program is managed in the District of Columbia by Sasha Bruce Youthwork. The DC Fire/EMS Department has been a partner since 1992. All DC Fire/EMS fire stations display the distinctive Safe Place logo. The...

1300 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20001

Immediate Safety Safe Housing

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) by DC Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE)

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Health and Human Services, provides low-income residents technical and financial assistance to help reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy-efficient. WAP performs energy audits and installs audit-recommended energy efficiency measures to help families maintain energy-efficient, safe, and healthy homes. In the District, WAP is administered through selected...

1200 First Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002

Income at or below 60% of Area Median Income (AMI) Homeowners Safe Housing

Data last updated June 2nd 2021