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Clarification of Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP) Assistance Table Changes Effective for Loans Settled After January 31, 2017

Jan 31, 2017

The District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has announced a change to the amounts of down payment assistance available under the HPAP program effective with settlements after January 31, 2017. Assistance Table attached.
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2016 Washington Nationals Winterfest

Jan 10, 2017

The Washington Nationals' annual two-day Winterfest event was held December 10-11, 2016, it featured a fan based toy drive in partnership with Greater Washington Urban League on Sunday, Dec. 11. The Washington Nationals collected over 900 toys for GWUL families in need.  

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GWUL Helps Over 200 First Time Homebuyers Realize Their Dream Of Homeownership in Washington, D.C.

Oct 17, 2016

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) ended the 2016 Fiscal Year on September 30 with strong results for its Housing and Community Development Division. “We are ecstatic that we were able to provide assistance to 226 individuals and families who are first time homebuyers in the District of Columbia, said GWUL’s new Housing Director, Mr. Read more »

GWUL Voter Registration Drive 2016

Sep 27, 2016

The 2016 Presidential election is shaping up to be one of the most important and consequential elections of our lifetime. Read more »

Over 1000 backpacks distributed at GWUL's Back To School Festival

Sep 2, 2016

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ECP's New Business Training Program Adds Day Classes

Aug 4, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20th The Greater Washington Urban League Entrepreneurship Center introduced a new 10-week summer intensive training program, which was welcomed by the DC small business community with enthusiasm, filling all of the program’s available spaces. Due to the overwhelming acceptance of this new concept the league expanded to add a third class in an effort to provide the program to more eager entrepreneurs. Read more »

National Urban League: Dallas Police Shootings "Horrific"

Jul 8, 2016

NEW YORK (July 8, 2016) --  National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today issued the following statement in regard to the deadly violence against police officers in Dallas:

"Like all Americans, we in the Urban League Movement are horrified by the fatal shootings of five police officers in Dallas. The violence in our streets is a crisis of epidemic proportions, and we must come together as a nation to end it.

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The 2016 National Urban League Conference in Baltimore

Jul 6, 2016

Mark your calendars! For four power packed days, political, business, and community leaders will convene in Baltimore, Maryland for the 2016 National Urban League Conference, August 3 - August 6, 2016.  Join us as we confront challenges facing education, jobs and justice in urban America with dynamic dialogue, powerful plenaries and exciting entertainment.

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Strategies for Reducing Gun Violence in American Cities

Jul 6, 2016

Urban gun violence touches on issues central to American life: safety, equality, opportunity, and community. As thousands of city residents are killed or injured with guns each year, mayors and other community leaders face an urgent challenge: finding effective solutions and implementing them to make a difference now and into the future. This report, a collaboration between Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and the National Urban League, is a tool for all city leaders who want to reduce gun violence.

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The State of Black America®

May 18, 2016

The State of Black America®, the National Urban League’s seminal annual publication now in its 40th edition, has become one of the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, employment, education, health, housing, criminal justice and civic participation. Read more »