Stable housing, thriving businesses, strong communities.
|Mission||LEDC’s mission is to drive the economic and social advancement of low- to moderate-income Latinos and other DC-area residents by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities.|
Working families deserve to live in affordable homes and own successful small businesses -- but too many are unable to turn these dreams into reality.
We provide services in three fields—small business development, homeownership counseling, and affordable housing preservation.
Small Business Development Services: With our microloans, technical assistance, training, commercial façade improvement, and organizing services, LEDC helps low to moderate-income businesses and entrepreneurs compete, thrive, and provide for their families and communities.
Homeownership Counseling: LEDC helps people purchase their first home through classes, workshops, individual counseling, including credit repair and application packaging for the DC Home Purchase Assistance Program. We accommodate clients’ individual needs to make sure they understand how to make a wise investment in a home. Our Foreclosure Intervention program helps homeowners pursue financial security and emotional stability by explaining to them the available options when facing the prospect of foreclosure and serving as a mediator between homeowners and lenders.
Affordable Housing Preservation: By organizing, educating and empowering tenants, we will prevent displacement and secure reliable, long-term, affordable housing, so that very low and low-income tenants can plan for their futures and build wealth for their families.