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Program Description

  Rental Assistance Program

The Rental Assistance Program (RAP) provides a shallow subsidy to individuals and families at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. The target population for this program are seniors, people with disabilities, and others on a fixed income.

Program Contacts

Contact Amanda Harris of the HHS - Services to End and Prevent Homelessness at 240.777.1179 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of unique households with an active rental subsidy during the year 11,3548821,0001,7501,750
Percent of clients who utilized housing stabilization services (HSS) within a year after receiving rental assistance (RAP) 210.0%17.8%17.0%15.0%12.0%
1  Projections for FY23 and FY24 will be applicable if the Rental Assistance Program receives additional funds from the Recordation Tax Premium.
2  This measure, by definition, has a one year lag. FY21 is therefore based on cases initiated in FY20.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved15797845.50
Enhance: FY23 ARPA Funding for Rental Assistance Program34388750.00
Enhance: Rental Assistance Program Expansion30000000.00
Replace: Rental Assistance Program Previously Funded by ARPA with General Funds10000000.00
Enhance: Rental Assistance Program Administrative Support644311.00
Decrease Cost: Rental Assistance Program Funded in FY22 by ARPA Moved to General Fund-10000000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-91212-1.00
FY23 Approved79918785.50