HCS is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization founded in 1972 to provide comprehensive housing counseling, training, advocacy, technical assistance and housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income home buyers, home owners, and tenants; to help them achieve successful living in healthy, safe, and affordable homes. The goal of HCS is to prevent homelessness and increase sustainable housing opportunities by providing the skills, self-esteem and empowerment necessary within families and communities. Further, HCS works to build the individual and group capacity for economic, physical, and social development of homes, neighborhoods, and communities.
HCS is funded by the DC Department of Housing and Community Development; DC Department of Health HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration; DC Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking; DC Department of Human Services; DC Housing Finance Agency; US Department of Housing and Urban Development; US Department of Veterans Affairs; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; The Greater Washington Community Foundation; Enterprise Community Partners; The Share Fund; JP Morgan Chase Foundation; Capital One Bank; BB&T and SunTrust now Truist; DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs; DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs; and your generous donations.
Notice of Non-Discrimination:
In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code Section 2-1401.01 et seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Housing Counseling Services, Inc.
Phone: (202) 667-7706
Rental Assistance Hotline: (202) 667-7339
Fax: (202) 462-5305
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2410 17th Street NW, Suite #100
Adams Alley Entrance
Washington, DC, 20009
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. –Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. –Wednesday
HCS is located in the Adams Morgan neighborhood in Adams Alley. The entrance to Adams Alley is on the west side of 17th Street NW, just north of Kalorama Rd., across the street from the loading dock for the Harris Teeter grocery store. Look for the blue and white sign next to the alley entrance.
HCS Ward 7 Housing Empowerment Center
Antioch Baptist Church
1105 50th St., N.E.
Washington, DC 20019
By appointment only.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. -Monday through Friday
*HCS follows DC Government closing procedures for inclement weather, holidays, and emergencies.