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Breaking down barriers to homeownership for low-income families

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Mi Casa creates affordable housing in D.C. by renovating deteriorating properties and building new homes throughout the city, and then selling them at affordable prices to low and moderate-income individuals and families. Mi Casa helps tenants organize to purchase buildings that landlords wish to sell, and then provides the new tenant and owners with education on housing development and cooperative homeownership issues along with training in finances, management and leadership. All Mi Casa clients earn less than 80 percent of the Area Median Income (more than three quarters of clients earn less than 50 or 30 percent AMI), while 95 percent are African American, Latino, and recent immigrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. For more than two decades, Mi Casa has provided quality affordable homeownership opportunities to more than 1,000 people in the Washington, D.C., area.

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Mi Casa, Inc.
6230 3rd Street, NW
Suite 2
Washington, DC 20011
202.722.7423
micasa@micasa-inc.org

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