Counseling Center

Help Paying Your Mortgage Or Buying A Home

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has set up thousands of non-profit organizations around the country that offer free help if you are having trouble paying your rent or mortgage. Some even offer money. Contact: Counseling Center Locator 800-569-4287 or 800-217-6970

Visit: www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hcc_home.cfm

25000 Loan Serves As First Step Towards Business Ownership

Prospective business owners looking to set up shop in Washington DC’s Ward 7/Marshall Heights area have strong support from the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization (MHCDO). The MHCDO provides, often at no cost, entrepreneurial and business training, one-on-one small business counseling in its Business Information Resource Center, technical assistance with loans, legal, accounting and other business-related areas, and special loan packaging, and loans ranging from $10,000 to $25,000. The group will also perform market research and assist with the development of print advertisements and other materials to promote the entrepreneur’s business. Marshall Heights Community Development Organization, 3939 Benning Road, NE, Washington, DC 20019, 202-396-1200

Visit: www.mhcdo.org