Community Relations Services, U.S. Department of Justice
This service conciliates and mediates with parties that experience discriminatory practices based on race, ethnic group, or national origin. It provides assistance primarily to communities. Disputes may involve the use of excessive force by police or correctional institutions, community relations, school desegregation/disputes, employment, housing, transportation, health, environment, revenue sharing, and recreation.
D.C. Housing Authority
The Housing Authority provides rent assistance for low-income families and individuals. Once certified to receive aid, the recipients find their own housing, although some assistance is given by the agency.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
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, Inc.
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/
Housing Resource Center
The DHCD Housing Resource Center provides a FREE listing service that provides easy access to information about housing opportunities within the District of Columbia.
Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division D.C. Superior Court
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.
Office on Latino Affairs, Office of the Mayor, DC Government
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.
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