Housing Repair Program
The Home Repair Program helps income eligible Howard County homeowners make repairs to their homes. The home repairs help the homeowner meet local housing codes for health and safety conditions. Repairs may include, but are not limited to: heating and air systems, electrical wiring, plumbing, roofs, windows and doors. The Home Repair Program has served the community for many years, and helped to preserve homes for residents of Howard County. Homeowners have been given the chance to make improvements to their home, thus reducing housing blight in many neighborhoods.

Special needs?

The County can also assist homeowners with repairs or improvements to assist with mobility, hearing, or vision issues. These repairs can help make it easier to get in or around the home. Ramps, chair lifts, or grab bars are just some of the modifications that can be made through the program for eligible households.

Who is eligible?

You must be the homeowner and live in the home. It must be a single family residence located within Howard County. Your household must meet the family size and income limits determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). All property taxes and outstanding home mortgages must be current, and home must be covered by hazard insurance.

Pre-Application for the Housing Repair Program - click here to download

Program Description and Income Limits - click here to download

Please call 410-313-6318 option 4, Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or email at dgillen@howardcountymd.gov. Upon receipt of the general information, someone will contact you to confirm pre-eligibility for the program and schedule a home visit to complete an application.

Other Resources for Home Repairs

Howard County Housing also administers the Maryland Whole Home program to county homeowners. Maryland WholeHome offers grants and loans from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to assist homeowners with a variety of upgrades and repairs, including: the installation of energy efficient appliances; repair or replacement of heating and cooling systems; removal of lead paint; and addressing structural and maintenance issues. The program offers low-interest loans and grants based on needed work, household income, and the homeowner's ability to repay. For more information, contact Howard County Housing Home Repair Program at 410-313-3508.