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LEDC offers a variety of trainings, workshops and events to help you purchase your first home, start or expand your small business, preserve the affordability of your home and save your home from foreclosure. Click on the following link to register for EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

THE 9TH ANNUAL TENANT TOWN HALL MEETING: May 7th, 2016 at 11 am - 2 pm at All Souls Church (1500 Harvard St NW) Columbia Heights Metro (Green & Yellow) or S buses.

11 am - 12 pm: Workshops! From Tenant Rights 101 to Recruiting a Board of Director and MORE.

12 pm - 2 pm: Join us in holding elected officials accountable in the fight to STRENGTHEN RENT CONTROL and FUND AFFORDABLE HOUSING!

Whether you’re a small business, a supporter, or an organization providing assistance to small business, you can join in the week’s coordinated activities! Check out the activities above to learn more.

Small Business City Tour


DSLBD will celebrate Small Business Week across the District by visiting small businesses in all 8 Wards throughout the week.


Monday, May 2


DC Small Biz

For 24 hours, imagine what is possible when all families have the power to achieve financial independence and join with their neighbors to improve their quality of life! Donate to LEDC through #DoMore24, the United Way of the National Capital Area's 24-hour fundraiser for nonprofits! Click HERE to donate!

Visionaries: Changing the World One Story at a Time, has chosen LEDC to be profiled on their 21st season!  It  looks to be very exciting, with the potential for raising the profile of the work we do in the areas of Small Business development and Housing. The program, including our episode, will be broadcast on more than 100 public television stations across the country - and in 15 of the top 20

2014 Annual Report

  • Turning Points +

    For LEDC and the people we serve, 2014 was a year of many turning points as we worked together to create a better future for their families and communities. Click on the image below to Read More
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