About us

Centro de Apoyo Familiar or Center for Assistance to Families (CAF) is a non-profit, HUD approved comprehensive Housing Counseling Agency. We provide free educational workshops as well as a full range of Housing Counseling services, including: (1) Pre-purchase; (2) Foreclosure; (3) Non-delinquency Post-purchase; and (4) Rental Counseling. We serve all clients regardless of income, age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, nationality, family status, disability, or sexual orientation/gender identity. We administer our program in conformity with local, state and federal anti-discrimination laws. All workshops are conducted in English and Spanish.

Center for Assistance to Families (CAF) serves annually over 15,000 low-income Latino and immigrant families. CAF was founded in the state of Massachusetts in 2006 to provide distressed homeowners with housing counseling services to prevent foreclosures.

In 2009, CAF expanded to Prince George’s County in the state of Maryland to expand its housing and collaboration efforts with its Faith-Based network, integrating its Commu-nity Transformation Model that seeks to em-power families and communities with re-sources such as food distribution, health, jobs, businesses, housing opportunities and other key resources.

In 2017 CAF merged with Housing and Com-munity Services of Northern, Virginia (HCSNV) to continue its legacy of serving low-income families in the Northern Virginia.



CAF would like to thank The Meyer Foundation, one of our Funder partners, for their constant support to help us expand our mission in our community. The mission of The Meyer Foundation is to pursue and invest in solutions that build an equitable Greater Washington community in which economically vulnerable people thrive.​​


Center for Assistance to Families appreciates Wells Fargo’s financial contribution to support CAF’s Homeownership Counseling Program.​


Bank of America charitable foundation donated $20,000 in grant support to CAF to help with the expansion of CAF’s asset building programs throughout the Washington Metro Area. Tamara Gifford, Bank of America Community Relations Manager (at the right in the picture) giving the donation to Walkiria Pool at CAF ‘s Maryland office.


Center for Assistance to Families (CAF) in MA has been awarded a grant from the Essex County Community Foundation Greater Lawrence Disaster Relief Fund: Relief and Recovery to support the Community Transformation Program.


  • Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • The National Council of La Raza
  • Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
  • Prince George’s County
  • The Meyer Foundation
  • Capital One
  • Enviromental Protection Agency
  • Prince George’s County Department of Enviroment
  • Bank of America Foundation
  • The Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Individual donors
  • Prince George Community Foundation
  • CAF’s Conector Network (faith-based Group)
  • CAF Preferred Partners


Centro de Apoyo Familiar or Center for Assistance to Families (CAF) is committed to assuring the privacy of individuals and/or families who have contacted us for assistance. We realize that the concerns you bring to us are highly personal in nature. We assure you that all personal information shared orally and/or in writing will be managed within ethical and legal considerations.