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Local Government Programs that Provide Financial Resources

Interim Disability Assistance (IDA)

The IDA Program provides temporary financial assistance to those who are unable to work due to a disability, and have a high probability of receiving federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  IDA payments are issued until SSI eligibility is approved or denied.  Please see one of the following local Department of Human Services (DHS) Service Centers:

Local Government Programs Service Centers
Service Center
Phone Numbers
2100 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE
Phone: (202) 645-4614
Fax: (202) 727-3527
Congress Heights
4001 South Capitol Street, SW
Phone: (202) 645-4546
Fax: (202) 654-4524
Fort Davis
3851 Alabama Avenue, SE
Phone: (202) 645-4500
Fax: (202) 645-6205
H Street
645 H Street, NE
Phone: (202) 698-4350
Fax: (202) 724-8964
Taylor Street
1207 Taylor Street, NW
Phone: (202) 576-8000
Fax: (202) 576-8740

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps)

As of October 1, 2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program. The Districts’ SNAP program helps low-income residents and families buy the food they need for good health. You can apply for benefits by completing an application form at one of the DHS Service Centers.