$950,000 for Foreclosure Prevention in Washington, DC

Applications Due: April 8, 2016


Because of a settlement on mortgage-related litigation between the U.S. Department of Justice and Citigroup (Citi), DC Bar Foundation has $950,000 in available funding for foreclosure prevention and community redevelopment legal assistance provided by DC-based legal aid organizations that serve low-income DC residents.

The funds were made available through a settlement on mortgage-related litigation between the U.S. Department of Justice and Citigroup (Citi). The settlement provides $2.5 billion for consumer relief, including millions to select Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Account (IOLTA) programs. Through IOLTA, the interest from lawyer trust accounts is pooled to provide civil legal aid to the poor. It exists in every state, as well as the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. DCBF is the designated administrator of the District’s program.

Funding Title:  Citi Foreclosure Prevention and Community Redevelopment Grant

Estimated Total Program Funding:  $950,000

Funding Instrument Type:    Grant

How to Apply: Organizations will apply via an online application system. Until we open the application period, please use the questions and information in this document for reference and preparation only.

Current Closing Date for Applications:  April 6, 2016, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Award Announcements Made: June 2015

Grant Term Start Date: July 1, 2016

Eligible Applicants: Public or nonprofit private entity, including tribal, faith-based, or community-based organizations that proposes to provide comprehensive primary health care services to a service area and its associated population(s) and patients identified in the Service Area Announcement Table (SAAT).

Link to Full Announcement: Here

Contact Information: Please direct all questions to Director of Programs Imoni Washington at 202-467-3750 ext. 13 or washington@dcbarfoundation.org.

INFORMATION SESSION: There will be an information session on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan (700 6th Street NW, #700, Washington, DC). More details to follow. Please RSVP with Christina Lynch, Programs Assistant, at lynch@dcbarfoundation.org.



Categories: DOJ, Express Language for Legal Aid, Foreclosure, Foreclosure Settlements, Housing, IOLTA Programs

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