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1. Learn about this resource. 

Prospective homeowners can receive a loan up to $202,000 in financing assistance and up to an additional $4,000 in closing cost assistance in the form of a loan. The amount of assistance and length of the loan deferment period is determined by your income and household size.


This program is called the Home Purchase Assistance Program and is offered by the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development.

2. Check if you are eligible.

You are eligible if all of these statements are true:

  • You are a first-time homebuyer.

  • You do not have ownership interest in any residential real estate within the past three years before applying.

  • Your annual gross household income is at or below the maximum limits for your household size. 

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This page was last updated January 2023.

You do not need to be a current DC resident to apply for the program.  However, preference is given to DC residents.

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