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Assistance with child care fees is available and based on need, income and family size.
The District has rental assistance programs and housing resources to help residents prevent...
Owe back rent? Facing eviction? The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) may be able to...
 TANF provides cash assistance and work to needy District families with dependent children.
Apply for recertification to receive Food Stamps (SNAP) or Financial Assistance (TANF).
Get locations and view online map of Economic Security Administration (ESA) Service Centers.
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