Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Alternate Name: ERAP

Organization: DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

District residents earning less than 40% of the Area Median Income (AMI) who are facing housing emergencies can receive funding for overdue rent including late fees and court costs if a qualified household is facing eviction.
The program also supports security deposits and first month’s rent for residents moving into new apartments. The amount paid on behalf of eligible households depends on a household’s income and available resources, and is subject to certain limitations.
Application: There are 2 ways you can apply for ERAP. You can go to www.erap.dhs.dc.gov and submit an application and upload the required documents* online. This can be done on a computer or on a smart phone/tablet. You may also submit a completed paper application with supporting documents at any of the 6 Community Based Organizations* that provide ERAP. Catholic Charities The Southeast Family Center 2812 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DC 20020 Office: 202-338-3100 Fax: 202-338-3188 www.catholiccharitiesdc.org Housing Counseling Services 2410 17th St NW Suite 100 Washington, DC 20009 Adams Alley (between Euclid and Kalorama Streets) Office: 202-667-7006 Fax: 202-667-1267 www.Housingetc.org Salvation Army National Capital Area Command 1434 Harvard St NW Suite B Washington, DC 20009 Office: 202-332-5000 Fax: 202-332-5156 www.salvationarmynca.org Additional Salvation Army Location The Solomon G. Brown Social Services Center 2300 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE Washington, DC 20020 Office: 202-678-9771 Fax: 202-889-8492 The Community Partnership for The Prevention of Homelessness (TCP) at Virginia Williams Family Resource Center 920 Rhode Island Ave NE Washington, DC 20018 Office: 202-312-5510 Fax: 202-312-5598 www.community-partnership.org The United Planning Organization 2907 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE Washington DC 20032 Office: 202-562-3800 Fax: 202-562-3802 www.upo.org The Greater Washington Urban League 2901 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009 Office: 202-265-8200 Fax: 202-387-6515 www.gwul.org