Howard County Housing and Community Development

Available Funds through the SDLP Program as of July 1, 2017

The Department is pleased to announce that funding is now available through the Settlement/Downpayment Loan Program (SDLP).  The program is now accepting loan applications for those looking for assistance in purchasing a home in Howard County.  For additional information, please click on this link - SDLP

The Annual Housing Fair

The Housing Department is not hosting a housing fair this year; however, we offer many opportunities to help first time homebuyers prepare for homeownership in Howard County. 

  1. A monthly first time homebuyer workshop is held on the 3rd Monday of each month. To register for this class, please email Linda Phillips.
  2. There are 4 open enrollment periods for the Moderate Income Housing Unit (MIHU) homeownership program each year. The next one is April. The application will be posted on our website and can be submitted from April 1 -  30. For more information about the program, visit this page.
  3. During each MIHU open enrollment period, an MIHU workshop is scheduled for potential renters and homebuyers. To register for an upcoming MIHU workshop, please email Lisa Wiseman.
  4. The Department holds lottery drawings throughout the year to award MIHU homeownership units. In order to be included in a lottery drawing, the applicant must apply to the MIHU program during an open enrollment period and meet the minimum income and credit score requirement for the homes offered in each lottery drawing. Once an application is received, the applicant will receive a letter detailing next steps in the homeownership process.

Office Location
6751 Columbia Gateway Dr., 3rd Floor 
Columbia, MD 21046 
Phone: 410-313-6318