2015 is quickly drawing to a close. The past year has been tremendous for HOC. For the first time in eight years, the agency reopened the wait list, unveiling Housing Path, a new innovative web portal. Housing Path simplifies the process for applicants and uses groundbreaking technology to match people to available affordable housing programs. HOC Academy also started several new initiatives for customers of all ages. I could provide more detail; however, seeing is believing.

Mr. Jelani Shabazz and his family live in Germantown and they are HOC clients. He recently completed a new program through HOC Academy called Building Trades Construction Course. Participants received hands-on training in drywall, plumbing, painting and other trades; they were also able to earn certifications necessary for careers in construction. Mr. Shabazz called it a “great opportunity” and here’s why:


I’m excited to see what Mr. Shabazz does in 2016. It is going to be a monumental year for him and HOC.

I wish you and your family a happy holiday. We will see you in the New Year.