For the month of May 2022
Dear CAC Members,
DC Homeowner Assistance Fund (coming soon): DC is getting $50 million in federal funds to help homeowners keep their homes. Approved homeowners can get up to $100,000 in catch-up assistance to reinstate a mortgage, pay past-due condo or HOA fees, co-op fees, homeowners insurance charges, property taxes, or utilities. Up to three months of forward-paying assistance is also available. The money is a grant and does not need to be repaid. The program will be administered by the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development. As of the date of this email, the online application portal is not yet open - but it is expected to open soon, in Spring 2022. Please see and circulate the attached flyer for more information about HAF – including how to check to see if the application portal has opened, and how to get a head start preparing documents and information in the meantime.
Job Openings for the Ward 4 Cure the Streets Team: The Cure the Streets violence interruption team coming to Petworth and Brightwood Park run by InnerCity Collaborative is hiring a program manager, an outreach supervisor, outreach workers, and a violence interrupter (click position for job description). If you, or someone you know is interested in applying, send a resume to Rev. Judie Shepherd-Gore at firstname.lastname@example.org .
DPR Offering More than 700 Summer Jobs: DPR is hiring for more than 700 positions for this summer! Open positions include lifeguards, camp counselors, park rangers, operations managers, and a lot more! If you know someone looking for a summer job or a young person looking for an engaging and paid activity over the summer, please encourage them to apply! Details about job opportunities and job listing numbers can be found at dpr.dc.gov/summerjobs. Interested individuals may apply for a job at DPR through the Careers DC portal, careers.dc.gov.
Job opening for Education Justice Organizer/Advocate: Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs is hiring an Education Justice Organizer/Advocate. This position will build leadership and power among families in schools in underinvested communities, with a focus on schools in Wards 5, 7, and 8; the organization already works with two community and parent organizations in the Anacostia and Brookland neighborhoods. Here is the job posting.
DHS Issuing Mid-Certification and Interim Certification Notices: DHS has restarted issuing mid-certification and interim notices to individuals who receive public benefits. These are notices that go out halfway through a person’s benefit period (typically 1 year for seniors and individuals with disabilities, and between 5-6 months for anyone else receiving benefits). If you or someone you know receives public benefits from DHS, make sure to respond to DHS by either calling the DHS Call Center at (202) 727-5355 or by completing the certification form before the notice deadline. If a person does not reply to the notice by the deadline, they may have to reapply for benefits.
Thanks so much,
Legal Aid Staff