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Heirs Property Assistance Program

The Heirs Property Assistance Program is open to low-income households or individuals who have a potential legal claim to residential real estate in the District of Columbia that is currently in probate or has an unclear legal title due to the death of the former owner.

The program, originally recommended by Mayor Bowser in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget, officially launched on October 2, 2023.

The DC Affordable Law Firm and Legal Counsel for the Elderly, two nonprofit organizations dedicated to promoting civil rights, will administer the program and provide eligible heirs with access to legal representation and technical assistance for navigating their probate matters.

Prospective applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • be a District resident; 
  • be willing to move into the residential real estate within the District once the probate process is finished; or
  • use the profits from the sale of the assets to benefit District residents

For additional information, please contact the DC Affordable Law Firm at (202) 844-5430; or the Legal Counsel for the Elderly's hotline at (202) 434-2120.