Code of the District of Columbia

§ 4–756.05. Flexible Rent Subsidy Pilot Program.

*NOTE: This section includes amendments by emergency legislation that will expire on December 29, 2021. To view the text of this section after the expiration of all emergency and temporary legislation, click this link: Permanent Version.*

(a) The Department shall establish a Flexible Rent Subsidy Pilot Program ("Program") to subsidize the cost of monthly rent for families receiving, or eligible to receive, Continuum of Care services.

(b) The Department shall provide the subsidy to each participating family via dedicated account, which shall be used solely to pay the family's monthly rent.

(c) The annual subsidy for a participating family shall be less than the maximum annual amount that may be provided to a household by voucher pursuant to § 6-228.

(c-1) The income eligibility requirements set forth in § 4-751.01(5B)(A) for individuals and families at risk of homelessness shall not apply to Program participants.

(d) No later than 120 days after October 1, 2016, the Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, shall issues rules to implement the provisions of this section, including rules establishing program eligibility and the dollar amount of the maximum annual subsidy, and rules of program administration.

(e) This section shall expire on September 30, 2026.