Housing and Community Development

Prince George's County, Maryland

Runner Up Wins DHCD 2014 House Lottery

For Immediate Release: 6/19/2014 12:25 PM

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

Largo, MD - As a pre-qualified applicant for the 2014 House Lottery, Catherine Gantt did not hear her name called when Prince George's County Rushern L. Baker, III pulled the winning name on Saturday, June 14th. Gantt and her family and friends left the Sports and Learning Center disappointed. However, three days later she received a call informing her that the winner of the House Lottery had put a bid on another house that was accepted and would not be purchasing the House Lottery house.  As the alternate for the House Lottery home, Ms. Gantt was the winner!  “I was just so excited. Tears just came down,” Gantt said. “Words can’t express how I feel. I’m just so glad.”

This is the 3rd House Lottery hosted by the Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development.  The House Lottery is a major component of the annual Housing Fair that took place on Saturday, June 14th at the Sports and Learning Center in Landover, MD.  The Housing Fair hosted a wide variety of housing industry professionals and attendees were able to get questions answered, obtain information and attend workshops on a wide variety of topics geared to purchasing a home and keeping it.  Exhibitors included banks, housing counselors, realtors, mortgage lenders, non-profit organizations, home security companies and more.

Ms. Gantt, a 36 year-old DC resident, will close on her house in the following weeks and move in shortly after closing.  “I’m happy to be able to share my home with the rest of my family,” Gantt said. “It’s not just a win for me, but a win for us.”  “It always exciting and heart-warming when our agency can fulfill its mission and provide quality, affordable housing to area residents,” said Eric C. Brown, Director of the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development.

The House Lottery home, located in District Heights, MD, is a spacious 4 bedrooms/3 baths home 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.

For more information, please contact Alexis Revis Yeoman, Public Information (301) 883-2760.