More than anything, LEDC believes in the families that it serves: with the right support and resources, they can live in affordable homes, build small businesses, and spark community growth. The only organization providing bilingual wealth-building services in the entire region, it aims to drive the economic and social advancement of low to moderate-income Latino residents. In homeownership counseling, LEDC walks families through each step of buying a house, from credit repair to application packaging; mortgage and foreclosure advising is available for those who are struggling. And by educating and empowering tenants, LEDC helps to prevent displacement and secure housing for very low-income renters. After stability comes growth; and through microloans, financial services, and individual business coaching, it helps aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders compete and thrive. LEDC is all about turning ideas and aspirations into realities – with your help, please.

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Contact Latino Economic Development Center :
Marla Bilonick
Executive Director

    641 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20001


Our Wishlist

interpretation into Spanish of an hour-long tenants' meeting

trainings and technical assistance for 2 aspiring entrepreneurs

credit reports for 50 people