The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) helps Washington, DC residents facing housing emergencies. The program provides funding for rental arrearages if a household is facing eviction (including late costs and court fees). ERAP also provides security deposits and first month’s rent for residents moving to new units that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The amount paid on behalf of eligible households depends on a household’s income and available resources and is subject to certain limitations. Perspective customers can receive ERAP assistance payments once per year if determined eligible.
All providers are required to comply with the First Source Employment Program. The First Source Law requires all beneficiaries of contractual agreements totaling $300,000.00 or more are required to enter a First Source Employment Agreement with the Department of Employment Services. To enter this agreement, providers must register using the First Source Online Registration and Reporting System (FORRS). FORRS will provide a more efficient way for companies and organizations to remain compliant with monthly First Source reporting requirements. Beginning January 2017, FORRS will be the sole registration and reporting system for companies responsible for managing and reporting First Source employee data.
Critical Incident and Unusual Incident Reports are used to report any unusual incident and actions taken by Employees, Contractors, Subcontractors and Volunteer at your program. Critical and Unusual Incidents should be reported in within 24 hours to TCP and the DHS (when applicable).
The Community Partnership created the DC HMIS Standard Operating Procedures to outline the roles and responsibilities of all agencies and persons with access to the DC HMIS data. The SOP and its attachments contain important and useful information about the ways in which DC HMIS data is secure and protected. All Providers using the DC HMIS are required to read this document in full and train every end user within its agency and programs to understand its contents.