Rental Allowance Program

Rental Assistance

The Rental Allowance Program (RAP) provides fixed monthly rental assistance payments to eligible lower-income homeless persons and households with critical and emergency housing needs. The assistance is on a short-term basis. The goal of the RAP is to demonstrate that these families with critical housing needs can return to long-term housing self-sufficiency following a short-term period of RAP subsidy payments.


To apply for the Rental Allowance Program (RAP) please contact the following agencies:
  • Department of Social Services Transitional Housing - 301-220-4336
  • Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services (LARS) - 301-776-0442
  • St. Ann's Center for Children, Youth & Families - 301-559-5500
  • United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP) - 301-322-5700