Maryland was awarded over $6.9 million in Section 811 grant funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Project Rental Assistance Program Grant.
This grant award will assist the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) in growing statewide affordable rental housing opportunities for low income residents with disabilities. The state is one of only 16 to receive Section 811 grant awards, which totaled $54.7 million.
DHCD Secretary Kenneth C. Holt expressed gratitude for the funding award and reaffirmed his Department’s commitment to inclusive housing in a press release:
“Our department has proudly worked with the Department of Disabilities and Secretary Carol Beatty, to ensure inclusive housing for every resident, and this is another tremendous achievement,” said Secretary Holt. “We are honored to receive this award and will continue to work together and ensure every Marylander has a safe and affordable place to call home.”
Maryland Department of Disabilities Secretary Carol A. Beatty added:
“Our work with the Department of Housing and Community Development is a critical component of ensuring Marylanders with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness or are in institutional settings have access to full community inclusion,” said Secretary Beatty. “This funding will allow us to move more Marylanders from waiting lists into homes.”
Marylanders seeking rental housing can find listings with information regarding accessibility features, amenities, affordability, and more at MDHousingSearch.org.