Feds Allocate More Than $6 Million for Affordable Housing Across Maryland

gold dollar signIn a joint announcement, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen shared information about the latest round of federal funding for affordable housing and community development programming that has been allocated to jurisdictions in Maryland.

The Bay Net reports:

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) has allocated more than $5.3 million through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, $160 thousand through the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program, $1.3 million through the Home Program to jurisdictions across Maryland.

This funding is the latest federal investment in affordable housing in Maryland. Senators Cardin and Van Hollen announced CPD’s awards in April of this year to Western Maryland, Salisbury, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, Baltimore, and Anne Arundel County.

The new funding will help pay for CDBG projects in Anne Arundel, Frederick, and Harford Counties; ESG programs in Anne Arundel County; and the HOME Program in Anne Arundel and Harford Counties.

Read The Bay Net for more information.

Learn more about local efforts to address affordable housing at the MACo Summer Conference session, “Breaking Barriers and Building Consensus Around Affordable Housing.” The session is scheduled for Friday, August 16, 2019, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

The MACo Summer Conference will be held August 14-17, 2019 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. This year’s conference theme is “Winds of Change.”

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