DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
In addition to the local programs listed below, Washington D.C. has advantageous national and regional programs available. See column on left for more information.
First-time homebuyers in the District of Columbia can receive a $5,000
federal tax credit. This tax credit is available to individuals who purchase a
home in D.C. as their primary residence. Those who have owned a primary
residence before in another jurisdiction or in the District are still eligible
as long as they have not owned a home in the District of Columbia during the
year preceding the new purchase. For more information and to get
"DC Homebuyer" visit the IRS website at
The D.C. Employer Assisted Housing Program provides grants and deferred loans of up to $11,500 to employees of the District of Columbia governments who are first-time home buyers in Washington, D.C.
In addition to the local program listed below - Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties have advantageous national and regional programs as well as state wide programs available. Some multi-jurisdictional programs may also be applicable. See column on left for more information.
House Keys for
Employees Online E-Seminar/Tutorial
Coordinated through the Calvert County, Maryland Department of Economic
Prince George's County
Low-interest rate first mortgage, with down payment and closing cost assistance, subject to income limits and qualification as first-time home buyers.
In addition to the local programs listed below - Virginia counties and cities have advantageous national and regional programs as well as state wide programs available. Some multi-jurisdictional programs may also be applicable. See column on left for more information.
Alexandria, City of
Deferred payment, 0% interest loans up to $5,000 for public employees who purchase homes in the City of Alexandria.
Down Payment and closing cost assistance to qualified registrants.
Fairfax County is building and buying several dozen townhouses and condominiums to rent to nurses, police officers, firefighters, teachers and bus drivers.
First-time home buyers who want to purchase a new home or a re-sale/existing home can borrow up to $5,000 at three percent interest, to be used toward down payment and closing costs.