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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 FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of unique households with an active rental subsidy during the year1,7711,3541,7001,7001,700
Percent of clients who utilized housing stabilization services (HSS) within a year after receiving rental assistance (RAP) 119.6%10.0%15.0%12.0%10.0%
Median percent reduction in rent burden as a share of income 213.0%N/A15.0%16.0%17.0%
1  This measure, by definition, has a one year lag. FY20 is therefore based on cases initiated in FY19.
2  A change in databases prevents the calculation for FY20. This measure will resume in FY21.

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved5706944.50
Enhance: Subsidy for Rental Assistance Program10000000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.90901.00
FY22 Approved15797845.50