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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.

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Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) are eligible for certain set-aside funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program (which is governed by federal regulations at 24 C.F.R. Part 92). 

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

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Informing tenants of their rights. 

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What will the next five years look like regarding the administration’s vision of an affordable, livable, growing D.C.? DHCD is in the process of mapping that out in its FY2016-FY2020 Consolidated Plan, due out later this year.


Mayor Bowser has convened a DC Housing Preservation Strike Force to preserve existing affordable housing options in the District. 

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DHCD's Development Finance Division (DFD) provides funding for the development of rental, homeownership and community facility developments that serve District of Columbia neighborhoods.

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The Employer Assisted Housing Program (EAHP) provides assistance to employees of the District of Columbia Government who are purchasing a home in the District for the first time. The EAHP funded property must be owner occupied and the employee’s primary residence.  Employees of District...

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DHCD provides information about fair housing issues. 

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Fair Housing Complaints
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Fair Housing Responsibilities of CDBG and HOME Funds Subrecipients

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Foreclosure Prevention Resources

DHCD provides counseling services for homeowners who are behind in their mortgage payments, or who are subject to foreclosure.

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This program provides interest-free loans to purchase single family houses, condos and co-ops.

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The Home Purchase Rehabilitation Program allows first-time homebuyers in the District to purchase homes that require limited repairs to address health, safety and building code violations.

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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.

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DHCD manages a number of homelessness prevention grants including the Emergency Shelter Grant and Shelter Plus Care Grant, and the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program.

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Giving You The Keys to Your New Home

DHCD provides homeownership opportunities to District of Columbia low-to-moderate income residents who are first time homebuyers.

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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.

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Housing and Condominium Regulation covers many topics, including: