Rental Assistance

HCS offers emergency rental and utility assistance through various programs (including the ERAP program) to DC residents who are homeless or in immediate danger of becoming homeless. These rental assistance programs provide emergency payments for back rent, 1st month’s rent, and security deposit but do not provide ongoing housing subsidies. Call the Homelessness Prevention Program…

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Rental Housing Search Clinic

*Walk-Ins Welcome!* How do you conduct an efficient search for rental housing in DC? This workshop provides helpful information to individuals and families searching for rental housing in Washington DC. Topics include: – Resources for locating housing in Washington, D.C. – How to best present yourself to a landlord during the rental application process –…

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Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP)

Call the Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP) at 202-667-7339 to find out what assistance programs are currently available and whether you may be eligible for assistance.  If you are eligible for assistance you can then be enrolled in our Homelessness Prevention case management services that will help you develop a strategy for long-term housing success.  

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Resources for Locating Housing

Looking for rental housing in DC? Attend our weekly Housing Search Clinic.  We will not be able to help you find your next rental home but we will provide useful information about rental housing options and resources in Washington, D.C.  we also will discuss how to best present yourself to a landlord during the rental application…

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