Housing Counseling Services (HCS)

Provides housing counseling services, training, and advocacy for low and moderate income homebuyers, homeowners, and tenants in the Washington Metropolitan area. Emergency Rental Assistance, Rental Housing Search, Foreclosure Prevention, Eviction Prevention, Home Purchase, Home Renovations, Tenant Counseling, Homeless Veterans Rehousing, Lead Safe Repairs, Coop/condo training, Credit Counseling, Reverse Mortgage Counseling, Housing Preservation Counseling

Condo and Co-op Technical Assistance

HCS offers training for boards of directors of condos and coops in board management and asset management. No in-person training is being offered at this time. If your condo or coop board is in need of...
  • 2410 17th St NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Housing Education

Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) Program for HIV+ Residents

HCS offers financial assistance to persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) residing in the District of Columbia and Suburban Maryland who are experiencing financial hardship. This assistance is offered th...
  • 2410 17th St NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Money
Service Eligibility: Living with HIV or AIDS

Financial/Credit Counseling

HCS can help you develop a strategy for improving your credit and achieving your housing goals (including homeownership) through workshops and counseling. Attend a free Money Matters / Financial Lite...
  • 2410 17th St NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Legal Money

Foreclosure Prevention

Appointments for foreclosure prevention counseling are scheduled by calling (202) 265-CALL (2255) or by email at [email protected] No in-person (face-to-face) counseling is being offered at...
  • 2410 17th St NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Help Pay for Housing

Homeless Counseling Services

Services are offered to help people without a home locate affordable housing and avoid homelessness.
  • 2410 17th St NW Washington DC 20009
Required Document: Photo ID,Birth Certificate,Proof of Address,Proof of Income
Service Category: Housing Money
Service Eligibility: DC Resident Homeless Near Homeless

Housing Independence Through Employment (HITE) Program

The Housing Independence Through Employment (HITE) program seeks to assist highly motivated individuals in achieving their highest level of economic and housing independence through employment and hou...
  • 2410 17th St NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Work Help Pay for Housing
Service Eligibility: Living with HIV or AIDS

Lead Safe Washington (LSW)

LSW provides lead hazard abatement grants of up to $17,500 per housing unit to property owners and landlords. LSW also assists with unit testing to determine whether there is a lead safety hazard in a...
  • 2410 17th St NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Money

Metropolitan Housing Access Program (MHAP)

HCS administers the Metropolitan Housing Access Program (MHAP), the centralized source for housing services and housing information for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in the District of Columbia...
  • 2410 17th St NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Housing Money
Service Eligibility: Living with HIV or AIDS

Rental Assistance

HCS offers emergency rental assistance through various programs (including the ERAP and CHAP programs) to DC residents who are homeless or in immediate danger of becoming homeless. These rental assist...
  • 2410 17th St NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Housing Help Pay for Housing

Resources for Locating Affordable Housing

Looking for rental housing in DC? Attend our weekly Housing Search Clinic. Register for the Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) rental lottery
  • 2410 17th St NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Help Find Housing
HCS Ward 7 Housing Empowerment Center
1105 50th St., N.E. Washington DC 20019
Housing Counseling Services - Main Office
2410 17th St NW Washington DC 20009