Housing and Community Development

Jacquelyne Ward-Richardson
Director Housing and Community Development
Greater Washington Urban League
2901 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-265-8200 ext. 242
202-265-8929 fax
jwardrichardson@gwul.org

Our programs are funded by the DC Department of Housing and Community Development, DC Department of Health, DC Department of Human Services, State of Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development, Prince Georges’ County Housing Authority, CapitalOne Bank, HSBC, Wells Fargo, PNC, and Caliber Funding, 
Our offices are handicapped accessible.

HPAP FUNDING UPDATE   HPAP FUNDING UPDATE

NEGOTIATED EMPLOYEE AFFORDABLE HOME PURCHASE PROGRAM (NEAHP)

203K STREAMLINE PROGRAM

E-FAX COVER TRANSMITTAL SHEET FOR HPAP CONTRACT SUBMISSION

HPAP/EAHP ELIGIBILITY AND UNDERWRITING GUIDELINES

LENDER'S PACKAGE CHECKLIST

HPAP/EAHP SALES CONTRACT ADDENDUM

HPAP NON-ALLOWABLE FEES  (GUIDELINES FOR SETTLEMENT AGENICIES, LENDERS & REALTORS)

The Greater Washington Urban League's Housing Division builds financial bridges from rental housing to the American dream of homeownership and stability for families in metropolitan Washington. It also conducts programs throughout the year on financial literacy for youth and adults to help them understand resource investment and wealth accumulation, two things that move generations of families from poverty to economic security.

The Housing Division continues to offer homebuyer education workshops. Participants learn about applying for a loan, preparing a budget, and resolving credit problems. These and other workshops are offered at the League's headquarters building and in the League's Prince George's County Office. For more information on homebuyer education workshops, call the Homebuyer Counseling Center at (301) 985-3519.

Other Housing Programs

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is designed to assist District of Columbia residences who are facing housing crises that result in homelessness or presents an imminent risk of homelessness by providing emergency rental assistance to eligible low-income families, elderly individuals aged 60 or older, disabled adults and adults who are non-elderly, non-disabled and without minor children. Emergency Rental Assistance payments are for rental arrearages, security/damage deposits and/or first month’s rent. For more information please contact Betsy Cummings at 202-265-8200 extension 234

Single Family Residential Rehabilitation Program: The primary purpose is to assist residents of the District with addressing much needed home repair problems such as: leaky roofs, holes in walls, lead-based paint hazards and handicap accessibility for persons with mobility or other physical impairments. For more information please contact Denise Thomas at 202-265-8200 extension 268

Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) Program: The primary purpose of this program is to allow residents of the District of Columbia who are income eligible to purchase or rent housing at below market prices. Income eligible households must attend an Inclusionary Zoning Orientation at GWUL AND register for the IZ lottery on the DC DHCD website. (http://www.dhcd.dc.gov) For more information please contact Denise Thomas at 202-265-8200 extension 268

Affordable Dwelling Unit (ADU) Counseling, Training and Certification (By Referral Only): This program allows eligible low-to-moderate income home buyers to purchase homes at below market rates.  GWUL’s counselors will verify income and/or eligibility for the Affordable Dwelling Unit (ADU) program. For more information please contact Denise Thomas at 202-265-8200 extension 268

Lead Safe Washington:  provides lead hazard abatement grants of up to $17,500 per housing unit to property owners and landlords. Lead Safe Washington also assists with unit testing to determine whether there is a lead safety hazard in a home and provides a stipend and financial assistance to tenants temporarily displaced by a lead hazard abatement project. For more information please contact Denise Thomas at 202-265-8200 extension 268

 □ Foreclosure Counseling: provides One-on-One counseling to clients who are in need of assistance with their mortgage. We offer advice and services to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. We review their mortgages, finances and discuss options that may be available. For more information please contact Denise Thomas at 202-265-8200 extension 268

 □Credit and Homeownership Counseling: provide counseling to individuals who are in need of credit repair and or plan to purchase a home. Homeownership counseling can be offered through a 8 hour workshop or a one-on-one counseling session. Credit counseling can be offered through a 2 hour workshop or a one-on-one counseling session. For more information please contact Denise Thomas at 202-265-8200 extension 268

The Greater Washington Urban League Home Counseling Program covers Washington DC and Prince George's County:

 

Washington, D.C.
2901 14th, NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-265-8200
HCD@gwul.org

Prince George's County, Maryland
5012 Rhode Island Avenue
Suite 103
Hyattsville, Md 20781
301-985-3519
lbrown@gwul.org