1. Learn about this resource. 

Residents can get a free security camera system. We—the DC Government—arrange and pay for the installation of a security camera system at your home. There is no cost to you. You may be eligible if you receive certain types of public assistance.

 

This program is called the Private Security Camera Voucher Program and is offered through the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants.

2. Check if you are eligible.

You are eligible if all of these statements are true:

  • You live in DC.

  • The security camera system will be installed at your home in DC.

  • You receive assistance from any of these DC programs:

    • General Assistance for Children

    • Emergency Shelter Family Services

    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

    • Program on Work, Employment, and Responsibility

    • Interim Disability Assistance

If you live in a property owned by the District of Columbia Housing Authority, you are not eligible. If you’re not eligible for the voucher, we also offer a rebate for a security camera system for homes, businesses, nonprofits, and religious institutions in DC. The rebate is open to renters and property owners in DC, regardless of income.

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This page was last updated July 2022.