The Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development does not place individuals in housing, provide housing counseling, or give legal advice on individual matters. However, many of the nonprofit members and partners that we support through advocacy and training are experts in those areas. You can contact them using the information below.
Housing Counseling Services
Contact these organizations if you’re looking for new housing, in danger of losing your housing, or if your living situation becomes unstable (for example, if you can’t make your rent payments, are in danger of foreclosure, if the owner of your apartment building plans to sell to a new owner, or if you can’t make your utility payments).
|Nonprofit Organization Name||Types of assistance||Phone|
|Click on name to get to website||Contact the organization for the full array of services available|
|Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)||1st-time home buyer, foreclosure prevention, condo & coop assistance||(202) 328-9799|
|Greater Washington Urban LeagueGreater Washington Urban League||foreclosure prevention||(202) 265-8200|
|Housing Counseling Services, Inc.||1st-time home buyer, foreclosure prevention, home rehab, reverse mortgage, condo & coop assistance||(202) 667-7006|
|Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)||1st-time home buyer, foreclosure prevention, condo & coop assistance||(202) 588-5102|
|University Legal ServicesUniversity Legal Services||1st-time home buyer, foreclosure prevention, condo & coop assistance, home rehab, and rental housing counseling||(202) 889-2196|
|Lydia's House, Inc.||1st-time home buyer, foreclosure prevention||(202) 373-1050|
- Housing Counseling Services
- University Legal Services Housing Counseling Programs
- Latino Economic Development Center
Contact these organizations if you need legal assistance (for example, regarding poor living conditions, eviction, or foreclosure).
- Legal Aid Society of Washington, DC
- Legal Counsel for the Elderly to Legal Services
- Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
- University Legal Services Protection and Advocacy Program
- Bread for the City Legal Clinic
These organizations provide assistance (such as shelter, food, medical, and clothing assistance) to individuals experiencing homelessness.
- Hypothermia Hotline (when temperatures are extreme, call this number for shelter)
- Bread for the City
- Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness
- Miriam’s Kitchen
- So Others Might Eat
- DC Housing Search is a government database of available rental and ownership housing that can be filtered by housing type, affordability, and accommodation of disabilities.
Resources for Renters
- DC Tenant Bill of Rights (April 3, 2015) outlines the rights of tenants in the District of Columbia and covers areas such as leases, security deposit, disclosure of information, rent increases, building conditions, quiet enjoyment, discrimination, right to organize, retaliation and eviction.
- Washington, D.C. Tenant Survival Guide, Eighth Edition (May 2013) published by Harrison Institute For Housing and Community Development. The Guide was produced thanks in part to a grant from CNHED funded by the United Way of the National Capital Area. The Guide, in English and Spanish, provides a wealth of information to tenants about every facet of rental housing they need to be familiar with, including their rights and options should their building be put up for sale. Click here for the Spanish version.