From the Director/Executive Director:
Notice of Comment Period and Public Hearing for Significant Amendment to PHA Plan - Click here to review the Public Notice. Click here to review the Amendment.
Opening of Rental Allowance Program Waiting List - Click here to download the Public Notice
Notice of Funding Availability for Neighborhood Revitalization Loan Program
The Howard County Department of Housing and Community Development announces that it is soliciting competitive applications from eligible non-profit organizations to receive grant funds to be used to create a mortgage loan program that would provide loans to homebuyers to acquire and improve aging homes in Howard County, Maryland. For more details, click here to download the full Notice of Funding Availability.
FFY2013 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report Draft (FFY13 CAPER Draft)
For Public Review and Comment Period - September 8, 2014 thru September 23, 2014. Click here to review the FFY13 CAPER Draft.
FFY2011-2016 Consolidated Plan
The five year Consolidated Plan was approved in July, 2011. Click here to review.
Beechcrest Relocation Plan
Tenant - check back soon.
Landlord - check back soon.
PHA Annual Plan
The Public Housing Annual Plan for the fiscal year beginning July 2014 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.
Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Request for Release of Funds
The Beechcrest Relocation project has no significant environmental impact and the County is requesting HUD release CDBG funds for the project. Click here to dowload the public notice.
Federal Fiscal Year (FFY2013) Mini Action Plan Amendment for the Hilltop Redevelopment Project
Public Notification of increased Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funding for FFY 2013. Howard County has adjusted the funding schedule for Burgess Mill Station. Click here to download the notification.