STAY DC

STRONGER TOGETHER by ASSISTING YOU (STAY DC)

STAY DC is a financial assistance program for D.C. renters and housing that covers housing and utility expenses, such as rent, gas, water, and electric bills. In order to be eligible for this program, you must be a renter or resident of a limited equity cooperative in Washington, D.C. who meets household income requirements, has a financial hardship during COVID-19 and faces housing instability. Housing providers may also initiate an application for a residential tenant they feel may qualify. Please, review the  eligibility requirements here. Renters whose landlords do not participate in the program or who normally make payments directly to utilities may be able to have assistance go straight to their utility companies.

Renters and housing providers can apply for rental and electric, gas and water bill assistance at stay.dc.gov. Applicants can call the STAY DC Call Center at 833-4-STAYDC for support throughout their application process, Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm.