Resources & Programs

Programs

Community Development

  • Affordable and Mix-Income Housing Development
  • Preservation/Revitalization
  • Community Center/Education
  • Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Assistance
  • Housing Rehabilitation Loans
  • Weatherization Assistance Program
    • To learn how to apply, please contact DHCD directly at 1-855-583-8976 or click here
  • Holland Forrest Landing Homeownership Program

Housing Assistance

  • Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance
  • Rental Assistance Program (RAP)
  • Patuxent Woods – Multifamily Housing
  • Family Unification Program (FUP)
  • Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)
  • Voucher Homeownership Program
  • Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Voucher

Other Community Activities

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
    • Indian Bridge Apartments
    • Greenview Village Apartments
    • New Phoenix Townhomes
    • Spring Valley Apartments
  • Community Legacy Program
  • DHCD’s Community Development Administration Programs
  • Maryland Affordable Housing Trust (MAHT)
  • Maryland Energy Efficiency Improvement Grants
  • Affordable Housing Program –  Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
  • Continuum of Care Partner

Resources

HASMC’s Community Development program performs public outreach, program marketing, and agency partnering to improve the socio-economic status of the residents of St. Mary’s County. HASMC utilizes both State and Federal resources to support this program. Information on some of those resources can be found below:

  • Community Legacy/Strategic Demolition etc.: Provides local governments and community development organizations with funding for essential projects aimed at strengthening communities through activities such as business retention and attraction, encouraging homeownership and commercial revitalization.
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): Provides grants to units of local government to carry out housing, public facility and economic development activities which predominantly benefit low and moderate-income persons.   The funds are restricted to the non-entitlement areas of the State, which include the rural counties and towns.
  • Maryland Affordable Housing Trust (MAHT): MAHT promotes affordable housing for households earning less than 50% of area or State-wide median income.
  • Multifamily Energy Efficiency and Housing Affordability Program – EmPOWER (MEEHA-EmPOWER): Provides funding for energy efficiency measures in multifamily homes of low and moderate income households.
  • Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA): a voluntary professional individual membership organization. Although it is voluntary to join, consistently over two-thirds of Maryland’s lawyers (approximately 25,000) and judges do so to be a part of the professional organization.
  • The Rights of Landlords & Tenants