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Housing Stabilization Grants (HSG) | District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency

State AgencyDistrict of Columbia Housing Finance Agency
Program NameHousing Stabilization Grants (HSG)
Program Description

A new program established to provide financial relief for government-financed (federal, HFA, or local) rental property owners who have experienced a loss of income resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. A separate DC agency administers a set-aside for the program.

Program StatusAccepting Applicants
Start Date12/01/2020
Eligibility Criteria

• Eligible properties are those financed with HFA, or other federal or local affordable housing funds
• No limit on household income for participation but must have occupied the unit since March 1, 2020
• Units with $2,500 maximum rent.
• Landlord/owner must forgive outstanding back rent not covered by the grant from April 1 through November 30, 2020.
• Households in covered units must not have been recipients of any other rental assistance program for the months for which assistance is provided under this program

Eligible Activities
  • Rent arrearages
Direct Recipient of Assistance
  • Landlord
Administration StructureDC HFA directly processes applications and distributes grants.
Maximum Length of Assistance

One-time payment

Maximum Assistance Available Per Household

80 percent of rent, up to $2,000 a month

Household Contribution RequirementsNone
Total Applications as of Date65
Total Household Recipients of Assistance as of Date0
Funding Source
  • Coronavirus Relief Funds (CARES Act)
Total Funding Amount of Program$9,000,000.00
Date of Entry or Changes12/11/2020

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