Housing and Community Development june 2017

We continue to offer our full range of services through virtual contact and our office is open for document drop off. Contact us at 410-638-3045 if you have questions. 

Applications, payments, and copies of other important documents for submission can be placed in the Housing Agency drop box located inside the front lobby at our office located at 15 S. Main St., Bel Air, MD.

Please note: Harford County, Maryland will no longer be accepting applications for rental assistance. 

Emergency Rental Assistance is now available through the Harford Community Action Agency. Additional information and application can be found on their website: www.harfordcaa.org/erap/
Housing & Community Development works to provide affordable housing opportunities for low to moderate income residents of Harford County. We administer a range of Federal, State, and County funded programs providing opportunities for affordable home ownership, loans and grants for special needs housing programs, rental assistance, renter protection through Livability Code enforcement, first-time homebuyers, housing preservation, foreclosure prevention, economic mobility, family self-sufficiency, and financial literacy.  

Harford County has finalized its FY 2021-2025/FFY 2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and FY21/FFY 2020 Annual Action Plan. The County must submit these plans to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds. The County’s allocations amounts it will receive are $1,089,837 in CDBG and $492,822 in HOME funds for the FY2021/FFY 2020 program year. Click here to read the Five-Year Consolidated Plan.

Harford County, Maryland has prepared its Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for local fiscal year 2020. The report describes the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds. To view a draft version of the FY2020/FFY2019 CAPER, please click here.

Mission Statement

To build and grow strong communities by empowering every person and every organization in the County to achieve more.

Emergency Home Repair Information

View more information about the Emergency Home Repair Loan and to access the Application.



Award of Vouchers – Public Notice

The Baltimore Regional Project-Based Voucher Program, which includes Harford County as a partner agency, has made awards of project-based vouchers. The Howard County Housing Commission has been recused from each round of awards because they have been part of a proposal each time.

The awards are to the following proposed developments.

May 2020 Awards
Ten (10) to Blenheim Run I, LP for Village at Blenheim in Havre de Grace; Eight (8) to Conifer Realty, LLC for North Odenton Apartments in Odenton; Twenty-five (25) to Dorsey Overlook, LLLP for Dorsey Overlook in Ellicott City; Eleven (11) to MBID of Delaware, LLC (Ingerman) and Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc. for Willows at Forest Drive in Annapolis; Six (6) to Osprey Property Company II, LLC for Towns at Church Creek in Annapolis; Seven (7) to Taft-Mills Group, LLC for Enclave at Severna Park in Severna Park; Eight (8) to Taft-Mills Group, LLC for Towns at Odenton in Odenton; Six (6) to Woda Cooper Development, Inc. for Harmans Overlook in Hanover

April 2019 Awards
Twenty (20) to the Howard County Housing Commission for Artist Flats at New Cultural Center

May 2018 Awards
Five (5) to Homes for America for Homes for Fountain Green in Bel Air; Two (2) to Homes for America for Red Maple Place in Towson; Eight (8) to Woda Cooper Development, Inc. for Robinson Overlook in Columbia; Eight (8) to Woda Cooper Development, Inc. for Brock Bridge Landing in Jessup

November 2017 Awards
Fifteen (15) to Volleyball House Apartments, LLLP for Riverwatch II in Elkridge; Six (6) to Towne Courts LLC in Annapolis

For additional information, email Baltimore Metropolitan Council housing policy coordinator Dan Pontious or call at (410) 732-0500 x1055.


Harford County has joined with a group of six local governments, five public housing authorities (PHAs), and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) to release for public comment a draft 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in the Baltimore Region (AI).

You can click here to view the full draft 2020 fair housing analysis on the BMC website. This analysis uses data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other sources to identify impediments to housing choice for populations protected under the Fair Housing Act and proposed action steps to be incorporated into jurisdictional Consolidated Plans and PHA plans that begin July 1, 2020.

The 30-day public comment period ended on March 31, 2020. If you have any questions specific to Harford County, please contact Barbara Richardson at 410-638-3045, or bwrichardson@harfordcountymd.gov

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