Need Rental Assistance?

Are you in need of rental assistance, but are unsure where to turn? The following program offers support to those in need throughout the District of Columbia area:

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is administered through the District of Columbia’s Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Income Maintenance Administration (IMA). The ERAP program was established to help low-income residents who are facing various housing emergencies. Through ERAP, funding is provided to assist qualified households in paying for overdue rent, late costs, and court fees. The program also assists Housingqualified families and/or individuals moving to new homes in paying security or damage deposits and first month’s rent.

The amount of ERAP assistance paid on behalf of qualified families and/or individuals depends on the household’s income and available resources. ERAP payments awarded to qualified households can only be used once per year. To qualify for ERAP assistance, individuals must:


  • Be a resident of the District of Columbia
  • Meet income requirements
  • Be experiencing or facing a housing emergency
  • Have a household that includes a child under 19, an adult over 59 or an individual with a disability

    For more information about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program or to determine your eligibility, call (202) 724-5506. You may visit this website to locate houses for rent.

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