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The Historic Preservation Office is now accepting Part I applications for the Historic Homeowner Grant Program. The grants are available to low- and moderate-income households living in specific historic districts.

Overview of Green Building in Washington, DC
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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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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 first-time homebuyers in the District. Employees of District government agencies may be eligible for matching down payment funds up to $1,500 and a deferred loan of up to $...
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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 program provides interest-free loans and closing cost assistance to qualified applicants, which provides the applicant with the opportunity to purchase houses, condominiums, or cooperative units.

About the Program

The Home Purchase Rehabilitation Pilot 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 District’s Home Purchase Assistance Program, Employer Assisted Housing Program and Negotiated Employee Affordable Home Purchase Program provide financial assistance for low- and moderate-income households and District Government employees for the purpose of first-time home purchase.

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:

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 proc

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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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