Equipping Latinos and other underserved communities in the DC and Baltimore Metropolitan Areas with the skills and financial tools to create a better future for their families and communities.



As the housing crisis endures, housing counselors help people secure and rescue the American dream of homeownership. First-time homebuyers and struggling homeowners need the support of certified, bilingual housing counselors invested in the best long term housing solution for their families.


LEDC's Homeownership Department is a HUD-certified housing counseling agency that helps families in the DC area to buy their first home and save their homes from foreclosure.

In the District of Columbia, our housing counselors help prospective first-time homebuyers to understand the process and responsibilities of homeownership and access local financing to put the cost of homeownership within reach. In Maryland, we help struggling homeowners to qualify for foreclosure assistance programs and fight scams as families work with closely with our counselors to identify their best long-term housing solution.

The department has adopted the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling and is a member of the Capital Area Foreclosure Network.

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