Housing Counseling Services

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2410 17th Street, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC - 20009

  • (202) 667-7006

About Housing Counseling Services

Last-Modified: 2020-06-09 03:22:03

Housing Counseling Services is one of the areas agencies that receives funding from the D.C. Department of Human Service to provide assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. 

This program is aimed at offering help to those who are or are currently at risk of becoming homeless. Assistance may include help with back rent owed or security deposit assistance.

Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements for assistance. Some of these basic requirements are Applicant must be a resident of DC, Applicants household income must be at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level, and the Household must include at least one member who is under the age of 18 , over the age of 60 or be disabled. 

Assistance limits at the last update of this listing were a maximum of $4,250 to prevent eviction from a rental unit and a maximum of $900.00 for security deposit assistance.

All eligibility and assistance limits are subject to change at any time, please verify with HCS.

Please contact them directly for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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4 Reviews of Housing Counseling Services

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May 11, 2020

Please need to pay my rent I don’t have a job

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May 11, 2020

Ayúda por favor

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Nov 29, 2020

I need help with my back rent. I just got a job.

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Dec 12, 2020

I need help paying my rent please It’s just me and my son he has a blood disorder and because we are waiting for health services for children with special needs to pay for his meds I had to pay out of pocket I can’t even afford Christmas I’m a single mom and desperately need help this month My portion is $90 Thank you and blessings

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