Rental Assistance HCS offers emergency rental and utility assistance through various programs (including the ERAP and CHAP programs) to DC residents who are homeless or in immediate danger of becoming homeless. These rental assistance programs provide emergency payments for back rent, first month’s rent, and security deposit but do not provide ongoing housing subsidies.

Rent and Utility Assistance

Rent and Utility Assistance

STAY DC is the new entry point for those who reside in Washington, DC and need help with rent or utilities. To start the application process go to or call 833-4-STAY DC. If you have a question regarding a recent application to ERAP or CHAP you should call 833-4-STAY DC.

*HCS also offers specialized rental assistance programs for those living with HIV/AIDS. Click Here for more information.

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