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.