TERRIFIC, Inc. serves as a community catalyst to strengthen community and citizens by developing innovative housing programs, fostering human dignity, self-worth, and self-sufficiency. TERRIFIC, Inc. meets the housing and psycho-social needs of homeless elderly persons it serves.
I and II Affordable Housing
Through Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding, TERRIFIC Inns I and II provide subsidized housing (14 and 12 units each) and complimentary support services for seniors and families.
The population of senior citizens who are homeless is expected to increase by at least 33% within the next ten years, doubling by the year 2050.
At least half of seniors have incomes below 200 % of poverty in D.C. based on the supplemental measure: D.C. (59%)
In D.C., about one in four seniors (26%) live in poverty under the
Supplemental measure, compared to 16 % under the official measure.
1222 T STREET, NW | WASHINGTON DC, 20009
Over 500 low-income, ambulatory senior citizens, many who are living with chronic health problems, have had the opportunity to live in secure, clean, attractive apartments at the 14-unit TERRIFIC Inn. Seniors who live at TERRIFIC Inn have had the opportunity to participate in age appropriate activities and functions and receive support services based on their needs. Educational workshops are held regularly to assist tenants in receiving critical information via community resources that help with basic needs:
home health aides
energy plans to reduce utility bills
fire safety plans and more…