Information provided by So Others Might Eat (SOME)
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides emergency assistance to eligible DC residents who are facing a housing emergency. A housing emergency is when immediate action is needed to avoid homelessness, to re-establish a home, or to prevent eviction.
Eligibility: Low income DC residents that have a disability, over the age of 59, or the head of a household with a child under 19 may qualify. An applicant’s income may not exceed 125% of the federal poverty guideline, which ranges from $12,999 for a family of one to $26,499 for a family of four.
Benefits: ERAP will pay up to $4,250
– in overdue rent for up to five months of back rent
– late costs/court fees to prevent eviction
– security deposits for a new residence
– first months rent
Families of seven or more or with a member that has a severe illness or disability can get as much as $6,000 if they face a serious threat of losing their home.
ERAP will not pay utilities, mortgage payments or other housing expenses.
Where to Apply
220 Highview Place SE
1434 Harvard St NW
3101 MLK Jr. Ave
HOUSING COUNSELING SERVICES CENTER
2410 17 th St NW
VIRGINIA WILLIAM FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
920 Rhode Island Ave NE