From the Director/Executive Director:
FFY2011-2016 Consolidated Plan
The five year Consolidated Plan was approved in July, 2011. Click here to review.
Columbia Downtown Housing Corporation Annual Report (April 1, 2015)
Click here to download.
Beechcrest Relocation Plan
Tenant - check back soon.
Landlord - check back soon.
PHA Annual/5 Year Plan
The Public Housing Annual Plan for the fiscal year beginning July 2015 can be viewed by clicking here.
FFY2014 Action Plan
The 2014 Federal Fiscal Year Annual Action Plan was approved July 17, 2014.
Rental Housing Survey
Howard County Housing is pleased to present its 2012 Rental Housing Survey. The survey is a comprehensive assessment of the multi-family and licensed scattered site rental market in Howard County, detailing the availability, distribution and affordability of these units. Please click the link below:
2012 Rental Housing Survey - New
Analysis of Impediments
In 1995 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that entitlement communities- those communities that receive direct federal funding from Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership and Emergency Shelter Grant programs - conduct a study of existing barriers to housing choice. The required study is referred to as the "Analysis of Impediments (AI) and is part of entitlement communities' consolidated planning process.
The purpose of the AI is to examine how state and local laws and private, public and non-profit sector regulations, administrative policies, procedures, and practices impact the location, availability and accessibility of housing in a given area. The AI is more than just a fair housing review. Instead it looks at the current state of fair housing choice and identifies specific barriers that need to be addressed for future fair housing initiatives to be successful.
Howard County is a member of the Baltimore Regional Group (BRG), a body consisting of several local entitlement jurisdictions receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership funds from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. As entitlement jurisdictions we commit to affirmatively further fair housing and conducting an AI to identify barriers to fair housing is the first step in satisfying this requirement.
The complete report will include both local and regional barriers to housing for Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County and encompasses the examination of the following:
- The sale and rental of both affordable and private housing;
- The administration of rental assistance;
- The financing of housing projects;
- The policies that affect the creation, expansion and preservation of housing;
- The policies and programs that affect community development, including outreach to minority, at-risk and financially fragile households; and
- The availability of affordable housing and the affect on minority concentration.
Please see Howard County's Notice along with the Regional Analysis of Impediments and Howard County's Report. Also available is the Errata Sheet for the Regional Analysis of Impediments.
FFY13 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)
The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandated report for all communities that receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Housing Opportunities for People with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funding. Howard County is an entitlement jurisdiction that receives both CDBG and HOME funds from HUD. This CAPER reports the County’s progress in meeting the housing and community development goals outlined in its five year Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is a planning document that identifies housing and community development needs and sets forth specific priorities, goals and strategies to address identified needs. The Program Year 2013 CAPER recognizes the level of progress and accomplishments in meeting the goals, priorities and objectives of the five year Consolidated Plan over a 12-month period. Click here to view the FFY13 CAPER.