Our Family Centers serve as gateways to help for all types of crises and needs. Our Southeast Family Center, located in Ward 7, focuses on keeping families in their homes and working to find employment or other forms of assistance to treat long-term challenges. Their rental assistance program is called Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). They provide funding to assist low-income 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 can assist with security deposits and first month’s rent for residents moving on an emergency basis.