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The 9th annual DC Housing Expo/Home Show, hosted by the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development, will take place June 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington.

The free event includes information and workshops for prospective home buyers, remodeling demonstrations for homeowners, information for renters, financial literacy for young people and aging in place planning for seniors. Participants can see more than 150 exhibits, get free credit reports and credit counseling and enter to win prizes.

Register for the Expo and sign up for workshops by clicking here.

Prospective home buyers may be eligible for grants of $1,500 toward closing costs from the D.C. Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA). Borrowers must have an income of 80 percent or less of area median income, which is $108,600, and must use one of the DC Open Doors HFA Preferred loan programs. The grants are available to eligible borrowers who close on their homes between now and Sept. 1.

Additionally, income limits have been raised for DC Open Doors loan programs to a maximum of $132,360. Beginning this month, DCHFA will also offer Freddie Mac “Super Conforming” loans with limits of $636,150, allowing more moderate income households with up to 120 percent of area median income to buy homes in the city.

For more information, click here.

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