The city of magnificent distances

Living in Washington, DC
City Information

As the nation’s capital, Washington, DC is the center of the federal government with countless historic sites and monuments to explore free of cost. The National Mall is the hub for museums, memorials, and famous landmarks, including the Smithsonian museums and National Zoo. DC has a large young professional population, and there are always cultural festivals, concerts, and sporting events happening in the city. 

Living in Washington, DC
Housing

Average rental cost for a 2-4 bedroom apartment ranges from $500-$700/month. AmeriCorps members typically live all over DC, Maryland, and Virginia suburbs located near the Metro. 

Living in Washington, DC
Transportation

AmeriCorps members receive a free SmarTrip Metro Card with a $200 each month to use on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Bringing a car is not recommended because parking tends to be pricy, and all schools are Metro accessible. 
Useful Washington, DC Links

Things To Do
District of Columbia
Events Calendar
The Washington Post
SNAP: Food Assistance
Apartment Finder
Roommate Finder
Farmers’ Markets

Fun Things to Do
Washington, DC on an AmeriCorps Member Budget by Senior AmeriCorps members, Ed Hunt, Libby McKenna, Mila Williams and Jennie Archer
  • Discover DC Life and Culture on a budget!
  • Get some advice on popular neighborhoods where AmeriCorps members often live! 
  • Need more information on childcare? Read here for more information on how to support your child while you serve.  
  • You are living on a modest budget. Check out more information on getting SNAP benefits here.