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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.
Housing Counseling Services provides counseling to tenants who are facing eviction or are delinquent in rent payments and to home owners who are facing default or are delinquent in mortgage payments. It provides Emergency Rental Assistance funding to qualified applicants (see attached file for information on how and where to apply). It offers pre-purchasing counseling, budget and financial counseling, and home rehabilitation counseling. It assists consumers by citing appropriate laws and regulations and by providing referrals. A certified housing counselor is available to assist with related problems. http://housingetc.org/category/renters/counseling-renters/
The Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) protects animals, supports families, and advocates for positive change to create a world where all animals can thrive. HRA provides more than just temporary sheltering and care to homeless animals, it is a robust resource for all people who own or care for animals and are seeking additional information or direct resources to support them in their efforts.
This is a program of the D.C. Office on Aging and SOME (So Others Might Eat). The shelter is for those elderly persons who have suffered some form of abuse or who are at risk in the community. There are multiple services offered, including meals.
The Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division (Multi-Door) helps parties settle disputes through mediation and other types of appropriate dispute resolution (ADR), including arbitration, case evaluation and conciliation.
The mission of the Office on Latino Affairs is to improve the quality of life of the District's Latino population by providing community-based grants, advocacy, community relations and outreach services to residents so they can have access to a full range of health, education, housing, economic development and employment services.