DHCD Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program

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

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has developed a $1.5 million program funded by federal HOME dollars to offer tenant-based rental assistance to low-income renters. Rental assistance will allow tenants to remain current with monthly rent payments and can be used retroactively to pay April and May rent. The fund is estimated to assist 400 households for a minimum of six months and up to two years based on financial need and available funds. Community-based non-profit organizations will work with renters to manage and disperse funds.
Application: For step by step application instructions, visit https://coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dhcd-tenant-based-rental-assistance-program. To be eligible, household must be at or below 60% AMI and behind on rent. Program funding has been split evenly between Housing Counseling Services and Latino Economic Development Center to administer the application intake process, conduct income certification, and complete payment disbursement. You may contact either organization to express interest in applying to the program and ask questions and they will conduct intake accordingly. Housing Counseling Services – (202) 667-7713 Latino Economic Development Center – (202) 588-5102 or (202) 540-7401