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Housing Locator Services

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) offers resources to help residents find safe and affordable homes in the District of Columbia. 

  • is a FREE listing service that provides easy access to information about housing opportunities within the District of Columbia.
  • Housing Resource Center: Residents visit the center to learn about rent control, landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities, and affordable homeownership assistance options.
  • Housing counseling services DHCD-funded Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) provide counseling services and training to tenants, potential homeowners, and current homeowners.
  • Inclusionary zoning (IZ): Households interested in purchasing or leasing an IZ home must take certain steps in order to be eligible for the IZ lottery process and receive notifications.
  • Safe and healthy homes: Resources are available to help residents with home and roof repairs, accessibility upgrades, lead paint hazard remediation and aging in place.