This all-day event celebrates “National Homeownership Month,” as promoted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Expo also has a District-centered theme of “June Housing Bloom,” which recognizes how the District produces and preserves affordable housing, spurs development in underserved communities and ensures that residents of all backgrounds can afford to live and thrive in the city.
Just Added: A Panel Entitled Counting to 36,000 — Help Us Meet the Mayor’s 2025 Housing Goals
Join DHCD Director Polly Donaldson, and Office of Planning Director Andrew Trueblood for an informative discussion on how District residents and stakeholders can help meet Mayor Bowser’s housing goals, which include creating 36,000 additional homes by 2025. This panel will be moderated by Renee Nash of WHUR-FM and will allow time for questions. Topics will include:
Learn: Why we need 36,000 more housing units, and how we intend to get there.
Understand The current distribution of affordable housing, and ways to expand it more across DC.
Share Your thoughts on the approach the city should take, and how your neighborhood can get involved.
The panel will start around 12:30-1:00 p.m.
New This Year: $5,000 Furniture Set Giveaway
Expo advertiser WHUR and Lillie’s Furniture Gallerie (LFG) are partnering to raffle a living room furniture set (sofa, chair, two tables, rug, and two pillows). The furniture will be displayed in the main Expo stage. Raffle tickets will be at the LFG booth; the drawing will occur on the main stage around 2:30 p.m. The winner does not need to be present to win. LFG will work with the winner to arrange for furniture pick-up.
Packed with Information for Current and Future Residents, and Small BusinessesThe Expo will also provide invaluable information and guidance for:
Homeowners: Remodeling and repair demonstrations
Homebuyers: Purchasing assistance resources
Tenants: Knowing your rights
Seniors: Aging in place planning
Youth: Financial literacy training
Small Businesses: How to start and successfully grow a business
Also offered are FREE credit reports and credit counseling, as well as other prizes and giveaways.
In addition, you have access to workshops and demonstrations, and over 125 exhibitors—including government agencies, nonprofit community organizations, lenders and realtors.
In essence, the Expo is a ONE STOP SHOP for all the resources you are looking for related to housing and community development.
Details on General Admission and Workshop Registration
Workshop registration is coming soon! You will be able to register for general admission only, plus workshops as space are available. General admission gives you access to the entire Expo floor, including exhibitors, main stage programming, our special demonstrations, prize giveaways, free credit counseling, exhibit booth discussions with home purchasing representatives and more.
List of Sponsors
Platinum: DC Housing Finance Agency
Gold: Capital Bank, Eagle Bank, and Wells Fargo
Bronze: HomeFree USA, NHP Foundation, Primary Residential Bank and Victory Housing Inc.
Greater Washington Urban League
DC Department of Insurance Securities and Banking
Bank on DC
Note: For a reasonable accommodation or interpretation, contact (202) 442-7251 or firstname.lastname@example.org five days before the event.
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The Expo is just one example of the comprehensive housing resources that the District government provides to residents. See rootstoroofsdc.com for more information on other programs, events, and information.