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Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) helps income-eligible Washington, DC 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.

ERAP only serves income eligible Washington, DC households with children, elderly households and people with disabilities. The amount paid on behalf of eligible families 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: Monday 9am – 11am (weekly)

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
HCS Central Intake Phone (202) 667-7339
Call-in: First business day of each month at (202) 667-7339

Salvation Army
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

Additional Salvation Army Location
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

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).

The United Planning Organization
2907 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20032
Office (202) 562-3800, or Fax (202) 562-3802
Website: www.upo.org

The Greater Washington Urban League
2901 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Office: (202) 265-8200
Fax: (202) 265-6122

Only WRITS can walk-in. Open 9am – 4pm).

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