DHCD Programs for
first-time homebuyers

Discover how DC Department of Housing and Community Development programs can turn your dream of homeownership into a reality!

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Find a housing counselor to start your journey

Locate a housing counselor at one of our partner Community-based Organization (CBOs) to help guide you down the path of homeownership.

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Take first-time homebuyer training

Take homeowner training to learn about the homebuying process and qualify for DHCD programs.

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Benefits of Homeownership

DC’s Department of Housing and Community Development offers a variety of programs to help individuals and families become and remain homeowners in the District. Why?
• Because homeownership helps people build wealth and provide better opportunities for their children
• Because homeowners invest in their neighborhoods, parks, schools, and local businesses
• Because more people should discover life in DC, one of the world’s most vibrant, diverse, and fascinating cities
• Because homeownership is a part of the American Dream, and its possible right here in our nation’s capital

Connect With Us

DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

1800 Martin Luther King Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020
Phone: (202) 442-7200
Fax: (202) 645-6727
TTY: 711
Email: dhcd@dc.gov

Office Hours
Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 4:45 pm | Housing Resource Center: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm