DCAR is pleased to announce that the Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP) has reopened for FY 2024 as of October 11, 2023; lender packages are now being accepted by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Funds are available for HPAP applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Please share this information as soon as possible with any clients who may benefit.
As you may recall, the District closed HPAP applications temporarily on July 22, 2023 when it exhausted all available funds for FY 2023.
DCAR worked closely with the mayor’s office and DHCD to ensure transparency and to improve communication with the HPAP applicants and our members. The open dialogue with the mayor’s office and DHCD led to a number of changes in the program, including a funding tracker that is now available on the DHCD HPAP website.
Please refer to the FAQ sheet to see the specific changes to HPAP.