Employer-Assisted Housing Program (EAHP)

The Employer Assisted Housing Program (EAHP) provides District of Columbia Government employees with an increased opportunity to become first-time homeowners in Washington, D.C. Through EAHP, the Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) provides eligible applicants with

  • matching closing cost funds of up to $1,500 ($500 for each $2,500 saved by an employee) and
  • a deferred second trust loan of up to $10,000.

EAHP applicants can select a first trust lender of their choice.

EAHP max loan amount is $625,500.00

Are You Eligible for a Loan?


To be eligible for EAHP assistance, an applicant must:

  • be a full-time District of Columbia; Government employee.*
  • be a first-time homebuyer in the District of Columbia;
  • have sufficient income to afford a mortgage loan from a private lender; and
  • possess a good credit rating.

* Available to most government workers after one year of employment; available to police officers, teachers, fire-fighters and EMTs upon appointment.

To Apply

You may contact one of the following Community Base Organizations to apply:

Housing Counseling Services
2410 17th St, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-7006
University Legal Services, SE
1800 Martin Luther King Jr.Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 645-7175
University Legal Services NE
220 I Street, NE, Suite 130
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 547-4747
Lydia’s House
4101 Martin Luther King Jr., Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 373-1050
Latino Economic Development Corporation
2316 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 588-5102

For further information contact us.