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Stay DC Clinics to Help Residents Access Rent and Utility Assistance

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Five clinics in the District will provide assistance to tenants who are willing to apply for rent and utility support, DC Attorney General Karl Racine announced on Friday.

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has teamed up with local nonprofit organizations to sponsor the in-person clinics that offer help for the application process of STAY DC support.

Many residents have told authorities they find it difficult to fill out the application form for the city’s official rent and utility assistance program. Hence, attorneys and staff from the OAG volunteered to work at the clinics to help tenants apply for it.

More than 80 percent of the program’s funds are still available, and that is partially because of application difficulties, according to Racine’s office.

“The pandemic has exacerbated the financial challenges that many DC residents face as workers have lost jobs and families have struggled to care for their children. At the same time, they still have bills to pay to keep a roof over their head and their lights on,” said Racine in a release.

“STAY DC is a critical program helping DC residents pay their rent and utility bills during these challenging times. But for many, the application process has been difficult. I’m proud that attorneys and staff from my office have stepped up to offer their support to help residents fill out these forms, and I hope residents come to these clinics and take advantage of this help,” he added.

The STAY DC clinics will take place at the following times and places:

  • August 3, 6 pm – 9 pm
    Ward 2: Luther Place Memorial Church: 1226 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
  • August 10, 6 pm – 9 pm
    Ward 8: Hart Middle School: 601 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032
  • August 19, 6 pm – 9 pm
    Ward 8: Hart Middle School: 601 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032
  • August 28, 10 am – 2 pm
    Ward 7: Marshall Heights Community Development Organization: 3939 Benning Rd NE, Washington, DC 20019
  • September 18, 10 am – 2 pm
    Ward 7: East Washington Heights Baptist Church: 2220 Branch Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020

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