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Emergency Rental Assistance Program

During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health emergency, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) continues to provide services and assist District residents.

Customers may call providers directly regarding existing requests or to apply for new assistance. All appointments are conducted via phone. 

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) helps income-eligible District residents facing housing emergencies. The program provides funding for overdue rent if a qualified household is facing eviction (including late costs and court fees). The program also supports security deposits and first month’s rent for residents moving to new apartments.

The amount paid on behalf of eligible households depends on a household’s income and available resources and is subject to certain limitations. ERAP payments can only be used once per year for each eligible household.


To schedule an appointment, Washington, DC residents may click here or contact the following locations:

Catholic Charities
The Southeast Family Center
2812 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C., 20020
Office (202) 338-3100, or Fax (202) 338-3188
Website: www.catholiccharitiesdc.org
(Call-in for appointments:1st and 3rd Monday of the month 9 am – 11 am.
Those with WRITs: Call Monday – Friday to check availability
(Six [6] customers per week)

Housing Counseling Services, Inc.
2410 17th Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, D.C., 20009
Adams Alley (between Euclid and Kalorama Streets)
Office (202) 667-7006, or Fax (202) 667-1267
ERAP Recorded Information Line: (202) 667-7339
Website: www.housingetc.org
(Appointments Only: Call 9-5 on the first business day of
each month at (202) 667-7339)

Salvation Army (NW office)
National Capital Area Command
1434 Harvard St, NW Suite B, Washington, D.C., 20009
Office: (202) 332-5000, or Fax (202) 332-5156
Website: www.salvationarmynca.org
(Call in for appointments on 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.
WRIT walk- in every Thursday)

Salvation Army (SE Office)
The Solomon G. Brown Social Services Center
2300 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C.,20020
Office (202) 678-9771, or Fax (202) 889-8492
(Call in for appointments on 2nd and 4th Friday of the month)
WRIT walk- in every Wednesday)

Virginia Williams Family Resource Center
920 Rhode Island Avenue NE Washington, D.C., 20018
Office (202) 312-5510, or Fax (202) 312-5598
Website: www.community-partnership.org
(Appointments are scheduled on the 3rd Wednesday of each month starting at 9 am by phone call only. WRIT Walk-in Monday and Tuesday first 10 clients each day)

The United Planning Organization
2907 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20032
Fax (202) 562-3802 • Website: www.upo.org
ERAP Scheduling (202) 231-7922

The Greater Washington Urban League
2901 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Office: (202) 265-8200, or Fax: (202) 387-6515
Website: www.gwul.org
(Call in for appointments 3rd Monday of the month. WRIT walk-in on Thursday)

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