The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), in partnership with the Greater Washington Urban League, will celebrate National Homeownership Month by hosting the 5th Annual DC Housing Expo “Welcome Home.”
The expo will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Expo will provide resources for all residents of the District, including information for renters, homeowners, potential homeowners, landlords and residents facing foreclosure.
Win a Chance to Buy a House in DC for 50% Off!
You can win a chance to enter a lottery to purchase a completely renovated house in the District of Columbia for 50% off the market value. Contact one of these community-based organizations to apply:
- Housing Counseling Services (housingetc.org)
- Latino Economic Development Center (ledcmetro.org)
- Lydia’s House (lydiashousendc.org)
- University Legal Services, Inc. (uls-dc.org)
Applications must be received by Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Approved applicants must be present at the Expo to win. The contest is open to the public including DC Government employees. See qualifications for income details.
Contact DHCD at (202) 442-7200 or visit dhcd.dc.gov for more information.
Expo attendees will have an opportunity to speak with lenders and certified housing counselors on a one-on-one basis to discuss options available when facing foreclosure.
Free credit reports will be provided and attendees will be able to discuss ways to improve credit scores with certified counselors.
A range of workshops will be held: Homeownership 101 (English and Spanish); Healthy Cooking Classes; Do-It-Yourself Home Repair Classes; Avoiding Foreclosure; and Credit Repair Tips.
There will be 75 vendors at the Expo ready to discuss housing-related services. Exhibitors will include but are not limited to: federal and local government agencies, community-based organizations, utility companies, contractors, banks, lenders, mortgage servicers, realtors and developers.