Housing and Community Development


Prince George's County, Maryland

Prince George's County - A Great Place to Live! 2014 Housing Fair


For Immediate Release: 4/29/2014 2:00 PM

Contact: Alexis Revis Yeoman, Public Information (301) 883-2760

Largo, MD --- On Saturday, June 14, 2014, The Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will host the 2014 Housing Fair, entitled, "Prince George's County: A Great Place to Live!"  The Housing Fair will take place at the Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Housing Fair attendees will have an opportunity to meet with housing industry professionals, such as mortgage lenders, realtors, rental property managers, housing counselors, banks, non-profit organizations and various government agencies.  The Fair will also hold workshops on financial literacy, avoiding housing scams, first-time home buyer programs, managing your money and more.  The MD Department of Housing and Community Development will bring in major mortgage bank servicers to discuss ​options with homebuyers trying to avoid foreclosure.

 

The Housing Fair will feature its 3rd House Lottery and the winner of the Lottery will be drawn and announced by County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.  Pre-qualified applicants can enter into the lottery drawing to purchase a home in Prince George's County for below market rate.  In addition, DHCD will provide down payment and closing cost assistance if the buyer needs it.  The House Lottery home is located at: 6805 Keystone Manor Court, District Heights, MD.  The sales price is $225,000 and the house lottery winner will be eligible for up to $30,000 in financial assistance.  It is a spacious 4 bedrooms/ 3 baths on a cul-de-sac and situated on over a 1/4 acre lot landscaped  with flowers and fruit trees with a large fenced yard.  It features granite countertops and new Energy-Star stainless steel kitchen appliances, new chocolate kitchen cabinetry, custom ceramic tile design in the master bath, a rear deck and off-street parking.  The House Lottery application deadline is:  June 6, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. 

 

  "We are excited about offering our House Lottery to the community again this year," said Eric. C. Brown, Director of the Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development.  "If a potential homebuyer can qualify for a $204,000 mortgage, he/she can enter the house lottery.  We encourage all applicants to apply early.  It's a great opportunity."

Interested applicants can visit the Prince George's County website's Housing and Community Development's home page at:  http://hcd.mypgc.us and click on the House Lottery.  Visitors will find more information about the House Lottery home and a link to the application.  Applicants should download the application, complete it and submit it along with all the applicable information required.  The winner of the House Lottery will be drawn on the day of the 2014 Housing Fair and applicants must be present to win.  Second and third place winners will also be drawn in the event the winner has difficultly closing on the home.

The home is available for walk-through visits by calling (301) 699-1222.

For more information on the 2014 Housing Fair or the House Lottery, visit the Prince George's County website:  http://hcd.mypgc.us

  

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