1. Learn about this resource.
DC Government employees can receive both down payment and closing cost assistance, up to a $20,000 loan, to purchase a single family home, condominium, or cooperative unit in the District. You can also receive a matching grant—funds you don’t have to pay back—of up to $5,000. There are no income restrictions to participate, however, the home sales price cannot exceed $970,800.
This program is called the Employer-Assisted Housing Program and is offered by the Department of Housing and Community Development.
2. Check if you are eligible.
You are eligible if all of these statements are true:
You are currently a full-time DC Government employee.
You have been a DC Government employee for at least one year. If you’re a police officer, corrections officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician, paramedic, or a teacher in a public or public charter school the minimum one-year employment requirement is waived.
You are in good standing with your employer. This means there were no disciplinary actions filed against you in the past three years.
You have not owned a home in DC in the past three years.
You do not need to be a current DC resident to apply for the program.
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This page was last updated September 2022.