Senior Assisted Living Subsidy

The Senior Assisted Living Subsidy (SALS) program provides access for low and moderate-income seniors to assisted living facilities that are licensed by the Department of Health.  The Assisted Living subsidies are paid from State funds on behalf of eligible residents who are unable to afford the cost of assisted living and might otherwise be in nursing facilities. The subsidy supports the cost of services provided in assisted living, including meals, personal care and 24-hour supervision for residents.


In order to be eligible for a subsidy, the individual must be:

• At least 62 years of age and a resident in a facility, or approved for entrance into a facility, that has entered into a service agreement with Howard County Office on Aging and Independence. Click link below to view the assisted living facility listing of approved homes.

• In need of assistance with the activities of daily living provided by the assisted living program.

• Financially eligible for a subsidy.

To be financially eligible for a subsidy, an applicant's net monthly income may not be higher than 60 percent of the State median income and assets may be no greater than $19,000 if single or $25,000 if a couple. The subsidy may cover the difference between the net monthly income of the resident after a $130/month personal allowance deduction, and the approved monthly assisted living fee.

To apply or for more information contact Maryland Access Point (MAP) at 410-313-1234 (voice/relay).


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