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DHCD's Development Finance Division provides funding to assist with the development of community and commercial facilities that serve District of Columbia neighborhoods. These facilities include community office buildings, clinics, day care centers and recreation centers.

Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) are eligible for certain set-aside funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

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DHCD provides funding to highly-qualified Community-Based Non-Profit Organizations (CBOs) for Façade Improvements, Small Business Associations, and Housing Counseling Services.

Façade Improvements

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The Rental Conversion and Sale Division (CASD) administers the Rental Housing Conversion and Sale Act of 1980, as amended (D.C. Law 3-86) (the Conversion Act) and the Condominium Act of 1976 Technical and Clarifying Amendment Act, as amended (D.C. Law 9-82) (the Condominium Act).

Development and Finance

DHCD's Development Finance Division (DFD) provides funding for the development of rental, homeownership and community facility developments that serve District of Columbia neighborhoods.

The Employer Assisted Housing Program (EAHP) provides assistance to employees of the District of Columbia Government who are purchasing a home in the District for the first time.  The EAHP funded property must be owner occupied and the employee’s primary residence.  Employees of District...

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Foreclosure Prevention Resources

DHCD, through a network of DC community-based organizations [PDF], provides counseling services for homeowners who are behind in their mortgage payments, or who are subject to foreclosure.

The Home Purchase Assistance (HPAP) program provides interest-free loans and closing cost assistance to qualified applicants to purchase single family houses, condominiums, or cooperative units.

The Home Purchase Rehabilitation Program provides applicants under the DHCD’s suite of Home Purchase Assistance Programs an additional option for becoming first-time homebuyers.

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DHCD offers several programs that assist eligible single family homeowners with essential repairs.  These programs help residents bring homes up to D.C.

The Office of Program Monitoring oversees DHCD’s management of homelessness prevention grants from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), including the Emergency Shelter Grant and Shelter Plus Care Grant, along with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009’s Homelessn

Giving You The Keys to Your New Home

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is committed to providing homeownership opportunities to District of Columbia low-to-moderate income residents who are first time homebuyers purchasing in the District of Columbia.  The homebuyer assistance programs are the Home Purcha

District funding is available for programs focused on housing needs and neighborhood revitalization. Through Community Based Organizations (CBO), services include housing counseling, small business technical assistance, and façade improvement opportunities.

Housing and Condominium Regulation covers many topics, including:

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Our partner network of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) provides counseling services and training to tenants, potential homeowners, and current homeowners.

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The Housing Provider Ombudsman (HPO) helps small housing providers better understand the District of Columbia’s housing laws. The HPO is available to help in the following ways:

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