Code of the District of Columbia

§ 6–230. Rental Assistance for Unsubsidized Seniors Program.

(a) The Authority shall establish and administer a Rental Assistance for Unsubsidized Seniors Program ("Program") to provide partial rental subsidies for households headed by seniors who do not receive other District or federal rental assistance ("unsubsidized households").

(b) The Program shall provide rental assistance, subject to available funding, to unsubsidized households with incomes up to and including 60% of the Area Median Income ("AMI") whose monthly lease rent exceeds 30% of their monthly income. Households shall receive a maximum of $600 per month or the difference between 30% of the household's monthly income and the household's total monthly lease rent, whichever is less.

(c) Nothing in this section may be interpreted as creating an entitlement to assistance.

(d) For the purposes of this section, the term:

(1) "Rental assistance" means a subsidy that is authorized to be used solely for the payment of lease rent.

(2) "Senior" means a District of Columbia resident who is 62 years of age or older.

(e) The Authority, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, may issue rules to implement the provisions of this section.


(May 9, 2000, D.C. Law 13-105, § 26e; as added Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-168, § 2192, 65 DCR 9388.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 2192(a) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-458, Oct. 3, 2018, 65 DCR 11212).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 2192(a) of Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-434, July 30, 2018, 65 DCR 8200).