The national coronavirus outbreak is hammering the U.S. economy, and the District of Columbia is no exception. Businesses across the city are shuttered as a social-distancing mandate keeps many Washingtonians in their homes, triggering an economic nosedive and unprecedented levels of unemployment.
Both federal and local resources are available to individuals, families, and businesses struggling to keep their heads above water as the pandemic continues to make regular operations impossible. Here’s where to start if you’re wondering where to go for help.
In addition, the Department of Housing And Community Development will be opening applications in early May for a rental-assistance program for tenants. It will offer up to $600 per month for a minimum of six months and up to two years.