DC Vacancy Survey
COVID-19 spreads rapidly. People in communal homeless shelters and congregate detention facilities are at grave risk. DC should house these people in the District's 10,000 vacant units.

You (residents and former residents) can help us take inventory of the vacant units in your own buildings and neighborhoods by filling out the survey below.



There is an acute need to give people physical space in order to properly social distance and reduce transmission of COVID-19. There has been an acute need to house people in the nation’s capital – a place with one of the highest per capita rates of homelessness in the country.


In January 2020, 6,380 people were counted as homeless on one given night during the annual point in time count, though that number is low: In the 2018-2019 school year, 7,728 different elementary and secondary education students in DC identified as experiencing homelessness.

As of November 23, 2020, Department of Human Services reports:

Total Number of Positive Cases of People Who Were in Shelter: 357
Total Number of Rooms Occupied: 94
Of Total Rooms Occupied, Total Number from Shelters: 62
Total Number of Lives Lost Among Individuals in the Homeless Service System: 21

For more information on V2VR, please visit: https://v2vr.info
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Email *
Address (no need for apartment number)
Which ANC do you live in? (if you're not sure, you can look up your ANC here- https://dcgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/InformationLookup/index.html?appid=8b54d6b6dc1041f3a4c5de125d7c9580)
How long have you lived in this building?
Approximately how many units are in your building?
How many units do you believe are vacant?  (include information about size/# of rooms in unit if available)
How long have they been vacant?
Please rate the general physical condition of your building (ex. repair/maintenance  concerns, landscaping, COVID-19 precautions)
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Please rate the general services provided in your building (ex. customer service, responsiveness of management, ease of rental payments)
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Any other information?
Landlord contact information
May we contact you if we have any questions? If yes, please leave your contact information (name, email, phone).
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