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Residential and Community Service Programs

Façade Improvement: A core part of DHCD’s mission is to revitalize communities. DHCD provides funding to highly qualified community-based non-profit organizations to develop storefront façade improvement projects in low/moderate income retail/commercial areas in the District of Columbia. Learn more

Housing Counseling Services: Trains and counsels residents on foreclosure prevention or mitigation, credit counseling, home/budget management, homebuyers clubs, and relocation. Learn more

Home Purchase Assistance Program: Provides an opportunity for low to moderate income District residents to become first-time homebuyers with loans and grants for down payments and closing costs. DC government employees may also get Negotiated Employer Assistant Housing Program or Employer Assistant Housing Program funding. Learn more

Lead Safe Washington Program: Funds the identification and control of lead-based paint hazards in eligible single and multi-family properties. Learn more

Single Family Residential Rehabilitation Program: Provides loans and grants for home repairs for DC building code violations, remove threats to health and safety, including lead- based paint hazards and remove barriers to accessibility for persons with mobility or other physical impairments. Learn more

Small Business Technical Assistance: The DHCD provides business support services to small and retail businesses in eligible commercial areas in the District of Columbia through a network of community-based non-profit organizations. Business support activity improves the overall economic viability of neighborhood commercial corridors by spurring new private investment, and by increasing business attraction and retention. Learn more

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