Rental and Utility Assistance
See the below information for the ways you can apply for rental and utility assistance:
How can I apply for rental assistance?
If you need rental assistance or help with first month’s rent and security deposit, you can apply:
- You can apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) online by going to https://erap.dhs.dc.gov/
Who do I call if I have issues with the application?
If you have technical challenges with the online application or want to check the status of your application, call the ERAP hotline at (202) 507-6666.
How can I get help with utilities?
You need help paying one or more of the following:
|Apply to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). You can apply in two ways:
|You need help paying your Internet bill.||Apply to the Affordable Connectivity Program:
|You need help with utilities.||Call Salvation Army at (202) 678-9771|
|You need help with utilities AND You are HIV+.||Call Housing Counseling Services at (202) 900-9471 and leave a voice message.|
What if my landlord is trying to evict me?
If you want legal help or your landlord is trying to evict you, contact Legal Aid. You can apply for help with your legal case in two ways:
- Call Legal Aid at (202) 628-1161.
- Apply online at https://legalaiddc.org/online-intake