The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) helps District residents earning less than 40% of the Area Median Income (AMI) who are facing housing emergencies, by providing funding for overdue rent including late fees and court costs if a qualified household is facing eviction. The program also supports security deposits and the first month's rent for residents moving into new apartments. To view eligibility requirements and apply for ERAP, please click the following link: https://erap.dhs.dc.gov For additional questions or concerns about emergency rental assistance, please contact [email protected].
See the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Storymap here.
Funds Report to the Council of the District of Columbia
Permanent Supportive Housing and Targeted Affordable Housing Storymap
Over the past two years, the District has expanded its housing voucher program for people experiencing chronic homelessness by more than 100%. For the first time, ending chronic homelessness is in sight. Still, though, the process of getting vouchers to the people who need them is complicated and time-consuming. This page tries to make sense of the process and create greater visibility into our progress so far, and the continued challenges we face.
Track our progress on our Storymap here.
Economic Security Administration (ESA) FY2020-FY2021 Annual Report
The Economic Security Administration (ESA) within the Department of Human Services (DHS) oversees the District of Columbia’s (District) public benefit programs, including food and cash benefits as well as the eligibility of medical assistance programs, childcare services, and engaging in cutting-edge programming to serve residents.
This annual report reflects the District’s food and cash assistance programs, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Data shared within this report covers the District’s fiscal years 2020 and 2021, between October 2019 and September 2021, highlighting the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the District’s residents.
Review the complete FY2020-FY2021 ESA Annual Report here.