Washington DC Department of Human Services has one program called the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). It 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.