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Community-Based Non-Profit Organizations

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The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) provides funding to highly qualified Community-Based Non-Profit Organizations (CBOs) that support the agency’s affordable housing and community development programs in the following areas: 

  • Homeownership: CBOs help residents apply to homebuyer assistance programs such as the Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP), Employer Assistance Housing Program (EAHP), and the Negotiated Employee Assistance Home Purchase Program (NEAHP).
  • Home Rehabilitation/Lead Paint Removal: CBOs help residents receive home repair assistance through the Single Family Residential Rehabilitation Program. 
  • Housing Counseling Services: CBOs provide residents with financial counseling, access to homebuyers clubs, training on how to own and maintain a home, and assistance in finding for-sale and rental housing.
  • Inclusionary Zoning (IZ): CBOs run IZ orientation classes for households interested in participating in the IZ lottery process. 
  • Small Business Technical Assistance: CBOs provide technical assistance, support, and training to small and retail businesses focusing on neglected commercial corridors in low and moderate-income areas in the District.
  • Storefront Façade Improvement: CBOs provide qualified business and/or property owners with professional design and construction services, and also provide construction grants to refurbish commercial storefronts.
  • CBO Training and Events: Workshops are regularly offered by our CBOs and one-on-one counseling is available by appointment.
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