Rental Allowance Program

Rental Allowance Program (RAP)


The Rental Allowance Program, often referred to as RAP, is administered by the Frederick County Department of Housing and Community Development.

RAP is a short-term rental assistance program to help households through a temporary crisis situation that puts stable housing at risk. The goal of RAP is to assist people to move into self-sufficiency by providing transitional assistance for a limited period while the family moves through a short-term financial crisis.

Applicants must be financially eligible according to family size and gross annual income. Generally, the applicant may not have a gross annual income greater than 30% of the HUD-published area median income and must have a verifiable plan to increase income over the six months the program is in effect.

Household Size
Monthly Subsidy
1-2
$460
3-4
$490
5+
$730


For additional program information, please review the Fact Sheet below.

Income Limits, Rental Programs
Rental Allowance Program Fact Sheet