Important Message: The STAY DC program is no longer accepting applications. Tenants may still be eligible for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) if you are seeking rental assistance, first month rent and security deposit. To view ERAP eligibility requirements and apply for ERAP click the following link:

If you are seeking utility assistance, please click the following link to find out about programs available:

If you have applied to STAY DC and want to check your application status, please click the following link:

Contact Us

Applicants may call 833-4-STAYDC (833-478-2932) from 8 am – 6 pm ET, Monday through Friday. Contact Center Agents will answer your questions during the call, or in some cases may need to call you back. Please be prepared to leave your name and contact information.

We speak English, Spanish, French, Cantonese/Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, and Amharic.