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Youth Enrichment Series (YES) - $200,000 per year - serving 150 youth (grades 3-5) 

ThumbnailsLow-income students need access and exposure to out-of-the-classroom educational programs and services that nurture their successful development into adulthood. These programs are key elements to ending the cycle of intergenerational poverty and promoting education, career development, and citizenship.

In a “club” setting, professional educators conduct structured activities on various topics such as STEM enrichment, robotics, biology and chemistry experiments, social emotional learning activities, problem solving and anger management, food and nutrition, international cultural arts and health/wellness.

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Small Business Development Programs - $175,000 per year - serving 50 adults

Our small business development programs provide intensive small business training courses, instruction/mentoring in certifications/legalizations and small business accelerator programs.

By offering a full spectrum of training and mentoring, our small business development programs guide HOC residents from the initial business concept through contracting. Curriculum is customized for each participant, while teaching critical business skills, business plan development, legal requirements, marketing and contracting. Upon completion, participants are able to bid for contracted work at HOC sites and take advantage of Section 3 opportunities and other methods that prioritize resident employment.

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Adult Education Tuition Assistance - $50,000 per year - serving 50 adults  

4ThumbnailsHOCP and HOC work together to provide tuition assistance to low-income adults pursuing degree and vocational training programs, to help them obtain livable wages and eventually leave affordable housing programs.

Participants regularly attend coaching sessions, which help them create and follow an education/career plan and which give them the skills to attain and retain employment. After various federal and local forms of academic assistance are exhausted participants receive tuition assistance up to 80% of the costs. This assistance may be used toward tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc. in pursuit of a degree and/or vocational certification. In turn, participants are responsible for 20% of their educational costs.
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Tony Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund - $25,000 per year - serving 5 HS graduates

3ThumbnailsThe Tony S. Davis Memorial Scholarship honors students who have achieved academic excellence, acted as leaders in extracurricular activities, and completed numerous hours of student service learning dedicated to our community. Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors planning to attend a four-year college or university and whose parents/guardian(s) are current HOC customers.

Selected students receive a monetary scholarship to use toward tuition or other academic expenses. Some of our scholarship recipients have attended Morehouse College, the University of Maryland, The Juilliard School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Towson University, Harvard University, Morgan State University and other highly regarded schools.


The Housing Opportunities Community Partners, Inc. (“HOCP”) is a 501(c)(3) organization formally cooperating with the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (“HOC”) to provide services that strengthen the housing stability and increase the self-sufficiency of low and moderate income families living in the County. Businesses and individuals that decide to make contributions to HOCP will not receive any special access, benefits, or preferential treatment in their dealings with HOC. Conversely, businesses and individuals that do not make contributions to HOCP will not receive any adverse treatment. 
Charitable contributions to HOCP are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.