MD Housing Counselors Recognized at the White House

Maryland Housing Counseling Agencies recognized during 

White House Celebration of National Homeownership Month


On June 21st, HUD Secretary Julian Castro celebrated National Homeownership Month with housing counseling agencies from across the country during the “Dare to Own the Dream” event at the White House, highlighting families who worked with HUD-Certified housing counseling agencies to purchase homes.

CDN members Centro de Apoyo Familiar (CAF) and Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services were highlighted!  One of CAF’s clients spoke about his experience at the event!

Check out the live stream here. (skip to minute 37 for the actual start of the program).

Here are some photos from the event. There were several organizations from Maryland there to celebrate and cheer on our colleagues, including representatives from Housing Initiative Partnership (HIP), Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc. (CHAI), Druid Heights CDC, United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP), Centro de Apoyo Familiar, Salisbury NHS, and Harford County Dept. of Housing and Community Development. CDN was there to support!  It was a great opportunity!


The Maryland contingent – CDN Members in the White House!


Clients and counselors sharing their experiences. Pastor Kibsaim Hernandez (third from the right) is Centro de Apoyo Familiar’s client sharing his story!

Letter from the President