The District of Columbia’s Negotiated Employee Affordable Home Purchase Program (NEAHP) grant provides down payment and closing costs assistance to use towards the purchase of primary residence in the District of Columbia. Certain government employees, whose position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement, can apply. The program, a joint labor management effort, is administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining (OLRCB) with the assistance of the Greater Washington Urban League, Inc. (GWUL).
The amount of assistance is determined by the number years of service in the eligible collective bargaining unit. The assistance ranges from $3,000 to $26,500 and is provided in the form of a grant that is forgiven after ten years as long as the employee meets the terms of the grant agreement. NEAHP assistance will be in addition to any assistance provided by the DHCD or any other housing program for which the employee qualifies. Participant must maintain the property as their primary residence.
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