To register, you may use the drop down list or the agenda style calendar.

[Please note: The 2-hour Pre-Purchase Orientations listed below do not by themselves meet the requirements of the DC Inclusionary Zoning Program for home buyers.]

People wishing to purchase through the Inclusionary Zoning Program must attend an Inclusionary Zoning Orientation and a Pre-Purchase Orientation then call 202-667-7606 to register for the 8-hour Home Buyer Course.

Note: If you have a pre-approval or pre-qualification letter from your lender that is less than 30 days old then you will not have to attend the Pre-Purchase Orientation.

• Reserve Your Seat: Some workshops are in high demand and fill very quickly. There is limited seating available, therefore it’s important that you reserve your seat through this website or by phone (202-667-7606) in advance of any workshop or clinic you would like to attend. Please arrive on time as your reserved seat WILL NOT be held after the start time for the event even if you have pre-registered and have a ticket. Please be aware that your registration ticket expires at the start time for the event and any open seats will be immediately distributed to walk-ins at the start time of the event.

Please be aware that reservations expire at the start time for our events and your seat will not be held after the start time. PLEASE BE ON TIME!

• WALK-INs / STAND-BYs: Individuals who have not pre-registered and who do not have a ticket will only be admitted IF seats are available AFTER the start time for the event. While we cannot guarantee a seat, we will try our best to accommodate those who arrive BEFORE the start time.

For those walk-ins attending the Inclusionary Zoning Orientation, please sign the Stand-By Sheet, which is available at the intake window, to let us know you are waiting. Names will be called from the Stand-By Sheet in the order of arrival. Once all seats are occupied, those still waiting will be notified that the doors are closed and these individuals will need to register for another date.

LATE ARRIVALS: Please arrive on time as late arrivals may not be admitted.

For those attending the Inclusionary Zoning Orientation, because the Inclusionary Zoning regulations REQUIRE that participants be certified as having fully participated in the IZO, nobody will be admitted more than 15 minutes after the start time of the event. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you will be asked to re-register for another date. There are no exceptions to this rule as regulation requires certification of FULL participation.

To register for a Foreclosure Prevention Clinic or to schedule a one-on-one counseling session please call the Foreclosure Prevention hotline at 202-265-2255. Clinics are held at our Adams Morgan location every Wednesday. Our clinics include a presentation on vital information that every homeowner in danger of foreclosure should know. Attendees are then scheduled to meet individually with counselors who will address their specific situations. Some appointments are available on the same day. Please be sure to bring all related documents to the clinic because you may be scheduled for an individual appointment immediately following the clinic. For a list of required documents see our Document Check List at the “Download Center“ on this website.

The Rental Housing Search Clinic is held every Thursday at 3:00 PM. The Rental Housing Search clinic provides helpful information to individuals and families searching for rental housing in Washington DC. Topics include resources for locating housing in Washington, D.C., how to best present yourself to a landlord during the rental application process, determining how much you can afford to pay in rent, financial assistance, and subsidized housing for renters in Washington, D.C. Please note that HCS does NOT place participants in housing and does NOT have housing units to rent.

INCLUSIONARY ZONING ORIENTATION (IZO)

Registrant, Walk-In and Late Arrival Policy

PRE-REGISTRATIONS: Please arrive on time as your reserved seat WILL NOT be held after the start time for the event even if you have pre-registered and have a ticket. Please be aware that your registration ticket to attend the IZO expires at the start time for the event and any open seats will be immediately distributed to walk-ins at the start time of the event.

WALK-INs / STAND-BYs: Individuals who have not pre-registered and who do not have a ticket will only be admitted IF seats are available AFTER the start time for the event. While we cannot guarantee a seat, we will try our best to accommodate those who arrive BEFORE the start time. Please sign the Stand-By Sheet, which is available at the intake window, to let us know you are waiting. Names will be called from the Stand-By Sheet in the order of arrival. Once all seats are occupied, those still waiting will be notified that the doors are closed and these individuals will need to register for another date.

LATE ARRIVALS: Because the Inclusionary Zoning regulations REQUIRE that participants be certified as having fully participated in the IZO, nobody will be admitted more than 15 minutes after the start time of the event. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you will be asked to re-register for another date. There are no exceptions to this rule as regulation requires certification of FULL participation.

INCLUSIONARY ZONING ORIENTATION (IZO)

Registrant, Walk-In and Late Arrival Policy

PRE-REGISTRATIONS: Please arrive on time as your reserved seat WILL NOT be held after the start time for the event even if you have pre-registered and have a ticket. Please be aware that your registration ticket to attend the IZO expires at the start time for the event and any open seats will be immediately distributed to walk-ins at the start time of the event.

WALK-INs / STAND-BYs: Individuals who have not pre-registered and who do not have a ticket will only be admitted IF seats are available AFTER the start time for the event. While we cannot guarantee a seat, we will try our best to accommodate those who arrive BEFORE the start time. Please sign the Stand-By Sheet, which is available at the intake window, to let us know you are waiting. Names will be called from the Stand-By Sheet in the order of arrival. Once all seats are occupied, those still waiting will be notified that the doors are closed and these individuals will need to register for another date.

LATE ARRIVALS: Because the Inclusionary Zoning regulations REQUIRE that participants be certified as having fully participated in the IZO, nobody will be admitted more than 15 minutes after the start time of the event. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you will be asked to re-register for another date. There are no exceptions to this rule as regulation requires certification of FULL participation.

INCLUSIONARY ZONING ORIENTATION (IZO)

Registrant, Walk-In and Late Arrival Policy

PRE-REGISTRATIONS: Please arrive on time as your reserved seat WILL NOT be held after the start time for the event even if you have pre-registered and have a ticket. Please be aware that your registration ticket to attend the IZO expires at the start time for the event and any open seats will be immediately distributed to walk-ins at the start time of the event.

WALK-INs / STAND-BYs: Individuals who have not pre-registered and who do not have a ticket will only be admitted IF seats are available AFTER the start time for the event. While we cannot guarantee a seat, we will try our best to accommodate those who arrive BEFORE the start time. Please sign the Stand-By Sheet, which is available at the intake window, to let us know you are waiting. Names will be called from the Stand-By Sheet in the order of arrival. Once all seats are occupied, those still waiting will be notified that the doors are closed and these individuals will need to register for another date.

LATE ARRIVALS: Because the Inclusionary Zoning regulations REQUIRE that participants be certified as having fully participated in the IZO, nobody will be admitted more than 15 minutes after the start time of the event. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you will be asked to re-register for another date. There are no exceptions to this rule as regulation requires certification of FULL participation.

INCLUSIONARY ZONING ORIENTATION (IZO)

Registrant, Walk-In and Late Arrival Policy

PRE-REGISTRATIONS: Please arrive on time as your reserved seat WILL NOT be held after the start time for the event even if you have pre-registered and have a ticket. Please be aware that your registration ticket to attend the IZO expires at the start time for the event and any open seats will be immediately distributed to walk-ins at the start time of the event.

WALK-INs / STAND-BYs: Individuals who have not pre-registered and who do not have a ticket will only be admitted IF seats are available AFTER the start time for the event. While we cannot guarantee a seat, we will try our best to accommodate those who arrive BEFORE the start time. Please sign the Stand-By Sheet, which is available at the intake window, to let us know you are waiting. Names will be called from the Stand-By Sheet in the order of arrival. Once all seats are occupied, those still waiting will be notified that the doors are closed and these individuals will need to register for another date.

LATE ARRIVALS: Because the Inclusionary Zoning regulations REQUIRE that participants be certified as having fully participated in the IZO, nobody will be admitted more than 15 minutes after the start time of the event. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you will be asked to re-register for another date. There are no exceptions to this rule as regulation requires certification of FULL participation.

This is a free money management and financial literacy workshop on budgeting and credit to help participants achieve their financial goals (including eventual home purchase). Topics include analyzing your finances and working with a budget, understanding and improving your credit, predatory lending and identity theft. This workshop is held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

[Please note: Attending the 2-hour Pre-Purchase Orientation described below will not qualify you to be registered as a potential buyer with the DC Inclusionary Zoning Program for home buyers. If that is your goal then you should call 202-667-7606 to register for the 8-hour Home Buyer Course.] 

The Pre-Purchase Orientation is a 2-hour introductory workshop to educate home buyers on topics critical to purchasing a home, including; determining whether you are ready to buy and preparing for home purchase (considering your income, debt, credit, savings, and other factors), an overview of the home purchase process, understanding home loans, home purchase programs (including HPAP and EAHP), tax relief for home buyers, the Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) and Affordable Dwelling Unit programs, predatory lending and housing discrimination. People who determine that they are ready to apply for the HPAP and/or EAHP program will receive specific instructions on how to submit an application either independently or with the help of a counselor. Clients who would like help dealing with credit or financial obstacles to home purchase are encouraged to schedule a Money/Credit or Pre-Purchase counseling session before applying for financing.

[Please note: Attending the 2-hour Pre-Purchase Orientation described below will not qualify you to be registered as a potential buyer with the DC Inclusionary Zoning Program for home buyers. If that is your goal then you should call 202-667-7606 to register for the 8-hour Home Buyer Course.] 

A workshop to educate home buyers on topics critical to purchasing a home, including; determining whether you are ready to buy and preparing for home purchase (considering your income, debt, credit, savings, and other factors), an overview of the home purchase process, understanding home loans, home purchase programs (including HPAP and EAHP), tax relief for home buyers, the Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) and Affordable Dwelling Unit programs, predatory lending and housing discrimination. People who determine that they are ready to apply for the HPAP and/or EAHP program will receive specific instructions on how to submit an application either independently or with the help of a counselor. Clients who would like help dealing with credit or financial obstacles to home purchase are encouraged to schedule a Money/Credit or Pre-Purchase counseling session before applying for financing.

Do you want to learn about reverse mortgages without hearing the hard sales pitch? This workshop is conducted by a HUD approved reverse mortgage (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage) counselor who will tell you the pros and cons of a reverse mortgage. The workshop is free and open to residents of DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Already have a reverse mortgage or know someone who does? This workshop will help to reacquaint you with the details of how a reverse mortgage affects your finances and your loved ones.

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) provides grants and loans, not to exceed a total of $75,000, to help DC homeowners finance home repairs that will correct building code violations, remove barriers to accessibility for persons with physical impairments, and remove threats to health and safety in their homes including roof repairs and lead-based paint hazards. Learn how to apply and about the SFRRP process at this free orientation.

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) provides grants and loans, not to exceed a total of $75,000, to help DC homeowners finance home repairs that will correct building code violations, remove barriers to accessibility for persons with physical impairments, and remove threats to health and safety in their homes including roof repairs and lead-based paint hazards. Learn how to apply and about the SFRRP process at this free orientation.

A workshop to educate renters about their legal rights and responsibilities under Washington, D.C. law. Topics include how to get repairs made in your unit; the eviction process; rent control; what to do if your building is being sold, converted to condos, or foreclosed; lead safety hazards; obeying your lease and keeping records; and fair housing law. This workshop is held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at our Adams Morgan location.

Learn how to protect and improve your credit and review your credit report with a housing counselor. HCS provides free credit counseling but there is a nominal charge if we pull your credit report. Ask about pricing when you register. Registration is required, call 202-667-7606.

When:

Every 1st Monday of the month at 2:30 pm and

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:30 pm

Where: Housing Counseling Services
2410 17th Street, NW Suite 100, Adams Alley
Washington, DC 20009


Adams Morgan Office
Housing Counseling Services, Inc.
2410 17th St., NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20009

Housing Empowerment Center at Antioch Baptist Church of Deanwood
1105 50th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20019