Victims of Homeowner Scams Seek Justice

Emotions ran high as District residents pleaded with local and federal government agencies to create laws so that homeowners would have protection from shady contractors and mortgage fraud.

Black America's Mortgage Dilemma

Financial security can often feel like a tug of war with earnings and income on one side and the cost of living and debt on the other. Which side wins can determine whether a household is mired in insurmountable debt ...

The Fair Housing Act's Unfinished Business

In 2015, our quest for fair housing is far from finished. And the journey ahead will require the same level of principled fervor and determination that was amassed many years ago.

State of Black Homeownership: More Denials than Access to Mortgages

Why is Black homeownership shrinking?

For Black Homeowners, Great Recession Hasn't Receded

Most economists agree that the Great Recession, sparked by the housing market crash, officially ended in 2009, but the fallout from the crisis will continue to hurt Black families, especially Black homeowners, for decades to come, according to a new ...

Prince George's, D.C. Study Affordable Housing

After studies revealed that one-third of households in the Washington, D.C., that earn between 30 percent and 50 percent of the area's median income are spending more than half their incomes on rent, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and ...

D.C. Housing Expo Gets Rave Reviews

With a theme of "We are Housing ... We are Community," more than 3,000 people poured into the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest last weekend for an annual event that draws continuously growing crowds.

Prince George's County Displays Unique Energy-Saving Home

The Redevelopment Authority of Prince George's County, which recently completed renovation of the county's first Net Zero Energy house following nine months of highly-detailed efforts, will showcase the house Saturday during the 2015 Housing Fair.

Is Your Money Going Out The Window? It Won't With Energy-Efficient Windows

One of the largest contributors to a home's energy efficiency is its windows.

June is National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month and Wells Fargo is again proud to be the title sponsor of the Washington Informer's Homeownership Month supplement.

Making a Down Payment May Be Easier Than You Think

For a successful homeownership journey, it's important that consumers seek out information and talk to industry professionals to learn about the credit profile process and ask questions to understand mortgage options and down payment choices.

Renovating? Laying a Good Foundation for Home Improvement Success

Looking at the great possibilities of a renovation, it's easy to give in to your excitement and get the project moving forward. But it's important that you take a moment to plan your overall strategy so that your renovation project ...

Donaldson Embraces D.C.'s Housing Challenges

Polly Donaldson has been on the job for a little over three months and has a full plate of seemingly intractable issues around housing, homelessness and affordable housing she has to fix — and she says she relishes the challenge.

DHCD Ward Meetings Bring Agency to Community

Since she assumed the responsibility for running the DC Department of Housing and Community Development earlier this year, Polly Donaldson and her staff have been meeting with residents in each of the city's eight wards.

8 Ways First-Time Homebuyers Can Make Themselves Mortgage-Ready

It's rare to get something right the very first time you try it, but when it comes to buying your first home, a lack of knowledge and experience can lead to costly mistakes.