Community Planning and Grants
 

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Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Survey

Based on May 23, 2018 guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), six local jurisdictions and five public housing authorities (PHAs) in the Baltimore metropolitan area are collaborating with the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) to create a new Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, or AI. The Fair Housing Group has gathered a Regional AI Stakeholder Work Group to advise the jurisdictions and PHAs through this process. The Work Group has been meeting since October 2018 and will continue until September 2019. A draft of the plan will be made available in July 2019. 

To help inform this process, we need your input!!! 

 

**Please note that this survey should be completed by residents of Howard County.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BaltimoreFH 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE/NOTICE OF PUBLIC AI FOCUS GROUP HEARING

The Howard County Department of Housing and Community Development invites all interested citizens, community groups, agencies and non-profit organizations to attend a Public Hearing (AI Focus Group Hearing #1) regarding the development of the 2019 Baltimore Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI).

Howard County and the Howard County Housing Commission along with five local jurisdictions and four other public housing authorities (PHAs) in the Baltimore area, and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC), are preparing a Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) this year. The AI process includes substantial opportunities for stakeholder and public involvement.

 

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)

The Fair Housing Act, first passed in 1968, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and family status. It also requires the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and thus any jurisdiction or PHA receiving funding from HUD, to administer their housing and urban development programs in a way that “affirmatively furthers” the policies of the law.  For more details, click here.

Public Notice/Notice of Public Hearings - FFY2019 Action Plan

The Howard County Department of Housing and Community Development invite all interested citizens, community groups, agencies and organizations to attend the following Public Hearings to obtain your comments regarding the development of the FFY2019 Action Plan Draft and proposed Budget.  The Action Plan is the County’s yearly application for funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).  Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the CDBG and HOME programs provide funds for a variety of housing and community development activities that principally benefit low and moderate-income residents. The FFY2019 Action Plan is the final Action Plan under the approved four (4) Year Consolidated Plan.  Citizens can view the Public Notice by  clicking here.

 

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

 

Thursday, April 11, 2019 – 6:00 PM   9820 Patuxent Woods Drive

                                                                  Conference Room 212

         Columbia, MD 21046

 

Monday, April 22, 2019 – 7:00 PM      Banneker Room

           George Howard Building

           3430 Court House Drive

           Ellicott City, MD 21043

FFY2019 Annual Action Plan - Draft

In accordance with federal requirements, Howard County has completed its FFY2019 Annual Action Plan Draft. Please click here to review the document, and comments can be submitted to the attention of:

Ms. Elizabeth Meadows

9820 Patuxent Square Woods Drive

Suite 224

Columbia, MD 21046

410-313-3624

meadows@howardcountymd.gov

 

FFY2017 DRAFT Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (FFY17 DRAFT CAPER)

The FFY2017 CAPER is a report mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for all communities that receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funding. The CAPER reports the outcomes and accomplishments set forth in the County’s FFY17 Annual Action Plan. Click here to view the CAPER.

Approved FFY2018 Annual Action Plan

Howard County, MD receives annual allocations of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program funding from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to be used for community development and affordable housing benefiting low-income residents of Howard County between 0-80% area median-income (AMI). 

 

In accordance with federal requirements for jurisdictions receiving funds from HUD for housing and community development programs, Howard County has prepared its FFY2018 Annual Action Plan, which is the 3rd Year of its four-year Consolidated Plan for FFY2016-2019. The Approved FFY2018 Annual Action Plan can be viewed by  clicking here.

HOME Program Policy Guide

Howard County’s Department of Housing and Community Development staff have created a HOME Investment Partnership Program  Policy and Procedure Guide as mandated by the 2013  HOME Program Rule.  For any questions related to this guide, please click here to email the HOME Specialist.

Approved FFY2016-FFY2019 Consolidated Plan / FFY2016 Annual Action Plan

The Consolidated Plan is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program that must be completed by the entitlement community every four (4) years.  The Howard County Four Year Consolidated Plan establishes the goals Howard County proposes for the next four (4) year period and outlines the specific initiatives the County will undertake to address these goals by encouraging the development of decent housing, promoting a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities.  The FFY16 Annual Action Plan is approved within the FFY16 Consolidated Plan.  The Annual Action Plan is also required by HUD and must be approved every year during the Approved Consolidated Plan time-frame.  The Annual Action Plan describes specific actions the County will take during the program year to implement the goals and objectives outlined in the Approved Consolidated Plan.