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Housing Counseling

Housing Counselor Meeting with Potential Homeowners

DHCD, through a network of community-based organizations, provides counseling services and training to tenants, potential homeowners, and current homeowners.  Specific topics include foreclosure prevention, managing personal credit, applying for program assistance, managing the home purchase process, homeowner training, apartment locating, and other services that assist residents with housing needs.  Services are also provided to assist tenants in understanding their rights and responsibilities, including issues such as potential displacement, rental/eviction counseling and ongoing apartment management.  Sessions are offered on a regular basis throughout the month.  One-on-one counseling is also available by appointment.

The community-based organizations that provide these services are listed below.  Please contact the organization directly for the training schedule.

Housing Counseling Services
2410 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-7006

ULS at Marshall Heights
3939 Benning Road, NE
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 396-1200

University Legal Services
220 I Street, NE, Suite 130
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 547-4747

University Legal Services
1800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE
1st Floor
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 889-2196

Lydia’s House
3939 South Capitol Street, SW
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 373-1050     

Latino Economic Development Corporation
2316 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 588-5102

Central American Resource Center
1460 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 328-9799

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