Rental Assistance

HCS offers emergency rental and utility assistance through various programs to DC residents who are homeless or in immediate danger of becoming homeless. These rental assistance programs provide emergency payments only and do not provide ongoing housing subsidies. Call the Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP) at 202-667-7339 to find out what assistance programs are currently available…

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Tenant Rights

Housing Counseling Services works to help renters understand and protect their rights, resolve conflicts with landlords and management companies, avoid displacement, and improve their housing conditions. Want to learn more about tenant rights in DC? Attend a free Tenant Rights and Responsibilities Workshop Individual housing problem or dispute with your landlord? Call to schedule Tenant…

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