Help With Rent & Utilities (DC Tenants)

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Subject: Need help with rent & utilities? We’ve got your back. 

Newsletter Banner     John A. Wilson Building1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004 Phone: (202) 727-2643
Email: muriel.bowser@dc.govChief of Staff:
John FalcicchioCity Administrator:
Kevin DonahueDirector of the Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel:
Eugene AdamsSenior Advisor:
Beverly Perry

Director of Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs:
Faith Gibson HubbardDirector of Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services:
Julia IrvingScheduling Requests:                   

April 16, 2021Letter from the MayorDear Washingtonians, This week, we launched a new $350 million program to help DC residents pay their rent and utility bills. The program, STAY DC, provides financial assistance to residents unable to pay rent and/or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Through STAY DC, the District will:Pay unpaid rent going back to April 1, 2020;Pay forward rent, up to 3 months at a time;Pay for water, gas, and electricity expenses on your behalf, and Provide extended housing support for up to 18 months, per tenant. We encourage anyone who is struggling to pay their rent or utility bills to visit or call 833-4-STAYDC from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We do not want a situation where the public health emergency ends and suddenly we have residents who owe thousands of dollars in back rent and bills. We’ve got your back, DC. Apply now and let us get you the help you need to recover and get through this.

 Muriel Bowser