Courtesy of D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development
Courtesy of D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development

The D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development will host its 10th annual DC Housing Expo and Home Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday.

The event, which runs from from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is in conjunction with National Homeownership Month, which is recognized in June. The expo celebrates housing and community development and serves as a promotion of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“We have a lot of housing resources available in the District, and through events like the housing Expo we’re working to make sure people know about them,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said.

This year’s expo – packed with information for current and future residents and small businesses — boasts a District-centered theme of “June Housing Bloom,” which recognizes how the city 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.

The daylong expo will offer more than 30 workshops and more than 150 exhibitors, including government agencies, nonprofit community organizations, lenders and realtors.

Among the expo’s slate of invaluable information and guidance are tips for:

• Remodeling and repair demonstrations.
• Purchasing assistance resources.
• Tenant rights.
• Aging in place planning.
• Financial literacy training.
• Starting and successfully grow a small business.

Free credit reports and credit counseling, as well as prizes and giveaways, will also be available.

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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