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emergency rentAl

assistance program (ERAP)

Contact: | 667.262.0144

For Information regarding CHAP please click here.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) 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 approved residents who is moving to a new unit in the metropolitan area.

Program Timeline

The ERAP application process can be open to 60 days. However, the payments can only be used once per year for each eligible household.


To be eligible to apply you must be a DC residence with a proven state of emergency and your household must meet the federal poverty guidelines. (125%)

Contact Information

For information and or to schedule an ERAP appointment call GWUL offices at 667-262-0144.

For further assistance please email

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