Howard County Housing and Community Development

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September 16, 2020 - Greenfields Project Groundbreaking - This groundbreaking is a testament to what we can achieve through public-private partnerships,” said Joe DeFelice, Regional Administrator of HUD’s Mid-Atlantic region. “I’m proud more than $400,000 in HUD funding will help people with disabilities live independently in their community. As the nation continues to battle COVID-19, our focus will remain on protecting the most vulnerable communities and uplifting them in economic recovery."  Click here to view the video.

September 18, 2020 - Virtual Ribbon Cutting - Rebuilding Together, Howard County, (RTHC) a long standing 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, for the first time in it’s 29 year history demolished and rebuilt an entire house in Ellicott City. During RTHC’s history, they have focused on making substantial repairs to homes, in order to keep families warm, safe and dry and preventing further disrepair.

However, due to the condition of the Greene property following the devastating Ellicott City floods, RTHC had to do something different, which meant demolishing the house and rebuilding from the ground up. As Ann Heavner, the organization’s Executive Director stated, “This is the victory we are celebrating today!” The project began in late 2019, and was completed in August 2020, allowing Mrs. Greene to move into her brand new home, formerly a home that hadn’t had central heating or cooling.  Please click here to view the Ribbon Cutting.

COVID-19 Rental Assistance

Beginning October 5, 2020, Howard County residents may contact one of the participating providers to complete an application for assistance to pay past due rent and/or mortgage payments and/or to prevent eviction.  Maximum assistance per household is 3 months of housing expense.   Click here for details.


Howard County Housing Opportunities Master Plan Public Survey

The Task Force has been divided into three workgroups to focus on specific areas of the Housing Opportunities Master Plan: Housing Market, Housing Affordability, and Housing Policy. Members of these workgroups will use responses compiled from this survey to assist in the development of recommendations for the Housing Opportunities Master Plan for Howard County.  All responses to this survey are anonymous.

Please click here to take the survey. Available until September 28th