The DC Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP), Employer Assisted Housing Program (EAHP), and First Responder Housing Assistance Program are funded by the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and provide financial assistance with down payment and closing cost funds for the purchase of a home in Washington, DC. To apply at HCS you first need to participate in a Pre-Purchase Orientation (PPO) webinar where you will learn more about the application process. You may register on our Webinar Registration page.

Once you start the application process you should expect that it will take between 60 to 90 days for application approval.

To learn more about these and other DC government programs visit DHCD’s website at, you may also Click Here.