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Negotiated Employee Assistance Home Purchase Program (NEAHP)

The Negotiated Employee Affordable Home Purchase Program (NEAHP) provides down payment and closing cost assistance to certain Government of the District of Columbia employees whose position is covered by specific collective bargaining agreements. The program assists eligible union employees with financial assistance through a grant, to be used toward the purchase of a primary resident in the District of Columbia. Grant assistance levels range between $3,000 and $26,500, depending on the union member's years of service. NEAHP is a collaborative initiative between the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining (OLRCB) and Various Labor Organizations Representing District of Columbia Government Employees.

Employee Eligibility

Government of the District of Columbia employees who are in good standing and whose position is covered by the following collective bargaining agreements are eligible for NEAHP:

  • District of Columbia Compensation Units 1 & 2;
  • Employees represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2095 and the American Federation of Government Employees Local 383;
  • Service Employees International Union 1199; and
  • the District of Columbia Nurses Association.

Eligible bargaining unit employees must also meet the following requirements:

  • Be a current employee of the Government of the District of Columbia in good standing;
  • Employee cannot have primary ownership interest in any residential property within the District of Columbia for three years prior to making application to NEAHP; and
  • Employee must possess a good credit rating.

Grant Limits

Please note: NEAHP is subject to the availability of funds and the grant amount is determined by the number of years of service.

NEAHP Amount of Assistance
Individual
Married, Common Law or Domestic Partnership (Spouse/Partner must also be eligible)
   
Primary
Secondary
Total
2-4 years of service $3,000 $3,000 $2,500 $5,500
5-10 years of service $6,000 $6,000 $3,500 $9,500
11-14 years of service $8,000 $8,000 $4,500 $12,500
15-19 years of service $10,000 $10,000 $5,500 $15,500
20+ years of service $20,000 $20,000 $6,500 $26,500
         

Where to Apply

Eligible employees may contact one of the following community-based organizations to begin the application process.

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

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

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

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

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

University Legal Services - Far NE
Lloyd E. Smith Center
3939 Benning Road, NE
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 396-1201

Program Process

After contacting one of the community-based organizations (CBO), employees will be provided a brief overview of NEAHP and will complete a short application form. The CBO will forward the application to the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL), who administers NEAHP on behalf of the District. GWUL will submit the application to the Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining (OLRCB), who will verify the eligibility of the applicant and return the eligibility statement to GWUL. Grant funds will be issued by GWUL at the time of settlement to be applied towards the employee’s downpayment and closing costs.

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