Inadequacies in senior homes have recently reached new lows. One organization in the District is working to provide affordable senior living homes for a special underrepresented population of the city. So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.) is an interfaith, community based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. The organization focuses on meeting the immediate daily needs of the people they serve by providing food, clothing, and health care.
SOME’s Senior Services provides care in a dignified manner to the most vulnerable in our society; older adults. They provide case management, health promotion, counseling, transportation, recreation and socialization services that are designed to enhance the quality of a person’s life.
S.O.M.E. has a new senior home opening in ward 8 on Good Hope Rd., SE. The home is the Kuehner House and it was developed with funds from the DC Department of Housing and Community Development, the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency and the District of Columbia Housing Authority.
Kuehner House provides affordable housing for 42 single, senior adults with extremely low incomes. Coupled with supportive services, this wheelchair accessible housing is provided in a drug and alcohol-free environment.
Single Room Occupancy (SRO) units share kitchens, bathrooms and washer/dryer units (averaging three persons sharing). Efficiency units have their own kitchens and washer/dryer units. Each resident has a furnished private unit that includes a dorm-sized refrigerator and flat screen television.
Individuals who rent rooms are required to sign a lease. The required rent varies per individual. Each tenant must pay 30% of their income for rent.
Interested applicants who meet our criteria are encouraged to call the intake line at 202.292.4493 to begin the application process.