Howard County Launches Initiative to Provide Lower Income, Older Adults with Critical Access

Two staff members assist the community at Howard County's kickoff event for the MHOAP programHoward County Executive Calvin Ball and officials from several Howard County governmental departments and non-profits have announced a new initiative to provide lower income, older adults with access to critical resources such as  food, housing, technology, and information.

According to a press release issued by Howard County:

The Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services (DCRS), Rebuilding Together of Howard County and the American Red Cross unveiled the Manufactured Homes Owner Assistance Program (MHOAP) at the Elkridge Mobile Home Park. More than 70 residents of the community received prepared meals and food distribution boxes provided by Boston Market and Coastal Sunbelt as part of the inaugural outreach effort.

In a statement, Ball said:

Howard County is making tremendous progress in our recovery from the pandemic – businesses are open, events are coming back, jobs are available, and our rate of vaccinations is high. However, there are still individuals and families that need help with food, internet access, and home repairs. Thanks to our community partners, we will continue to offer food, vaccination shots, and other assistance where people need it most across the County through programs like the Manufactured Homes Owner Assistance Program.

Additional information about the MHOAP program is available at Howard County’s website.