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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.

Prince George's County Kicks Off 2015 Housing Fair

On Saturday, the Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development will host its 2015 Housing Fair.

Housing and Community Development Division

The Greater Washington Urban League is committed to serving the residents of the Metropolitan Washington Community.

HUD: Providing Homes for Americans for 50 Years

Since being established in 1965, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has played both a vital and valued role in the lives of Americans, jump-starting growth for cities and regions, including tribal and suburban communities.

6 Tips for Saving for Your Down Payment

Before you can make the transition from renting your home to owning your home, you will need to have a substantial down payment, typically 5 to 20 percent of the home's value.

Insurance Coverage for Your Home

A new apartment rental or the purchase of a home or condominium is an exciting time.

Simple Landscaping Could Reap Financial Benefits

It's no secret that a good looking landscaping job could dramatically improve the value of a home.

D.C. Programs Remain Vigilant to Help Homeowners

Through a network of local community-based organizations, the Department of Housing and Community Development in Southeast provides counseling services for homeowners who are behind in their mortgage payments or who may be subject to foreclosure.

Welcome Home, Washington: Community Bank Offers Special Assistance for Homebuyers

With housing costs in greater Washington continuing to climb, homeownership may seem like a distant dream for many Washingtonians. However Sandy Spring Bank has taken steps to make home ownership more affordable.

This Simple DIY Home Improvement Saves Money, Helps Environment

In the typical American home, heating and cooling account for 50 to 70 percent of total energy use, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Yet, much of that energy is wasted, leading to higher energy bills for homeowners.

Facing Foreclosure? The District of Columbia Can Help

Are you a District of Columbia homeowner facing foreclosure? If so, the District has resources that can help you save your home.

Prince George's County to Host Annual Housing Fair

The Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development will host the 2015 Housing Fair on Saturday at the Sports and Learning Complex in Landover.

Dreams of Homeownership Still Attainable

Despite regulatory changes within the industry, the good news, said one banking expert, is with proper planning and some added financial knowledge, purchasing that dream home remains an achievable goal.