Last month, some 65 DCHA homeowners gathered for a post-purchase meeting. The third annual Homeownership Assistance Program meeting was held to make sure District of Columbia Housing Authority homeowners receive the latest information and tips on being successful homeowners.
The homeowners include eligible tenant-based voucher-holding families from DCHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Achieve Your Best Life (AYBL) programs, as well as the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program.
DCHA regularly meets with its homeowners to ensure they are fully supported throughout their homeownership experience.
The meeting is mandatory to ensure homeowners know the homeownership program requirements and customers can ask questions and learn about post-purchase opportunities they can use to continue on their paths to success. For example, there were resources on foreclosure prevention, financial counseling, estate planning and wills, job training and development, sustainable energy utilities, home repair, and aging in place.
Several of DCHA’s partner agencies and organizations, which provided these resources, were on hand to answer questions and promote their programs. The organizations included the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development’s Single Family Rehabilitation Program, as well as the Safe Home Program, D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility, University Legal Services, Lydia’s House, DCHA’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program and Career Placement Job Developers, Answer Title, and Habitat for Humanity.