HCS offers emergency rental 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.
To apply for the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) go to:
To apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) go to:
Click Here to download a flyer that list other available resources.
Webinars for those Seeking Rental Assistance
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.
HCS offers rental case management and follow-up counseling to all clients who receive rental assistance.
*HCS also offers specialized rental assistance programs for those living with HIV/AIDS. Click Here for more information.