State Awarded $2.5M in HUD Housing Counseling Grants

The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $2.5M in housing counseling grants to Maryland.

According to ABC2 WMAR:

“This is a smart investment in helping families find and keep their homes,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “Quite simply, knowledge is power.  We know that armed with the information they need, those who receive counseling services are far more successful in buying, renting or avoiding foreclosure.”

Organizations receiving the grants include the Arundel Community Development Service, Inc. in Annapolis, the Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center in Baltimore and the Harford County Housing Agency in Bel Air.

These organizations provide a range of services to homeowners and prospective homeowners including pre-purchase and foreclosure prevention assistance.