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Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

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Authored By: DC Department of Human Services


The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) helps low-income District residents who face housing emergencies.  A housing emergency occurs when immediate action is needed to avoid homelessness, to re-establish a home, or to prevent eviction from a home.


On Monday, April 12, 2021, Mayor Bowser announced the launch of Stronger Together by Assisting You (STAY DC), a new platform to consolidate the District’s rental assistance programs during the COVID-19 public health emergency. DC renters seeking assistance with their rent or utilities due to hardships experienced during the public health emergency can apply on the new platform

Last Review and Update: Jan 17, 2017
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