Supporting Affordable Housing in Maryland

MACo’s 2023 Summer Conference Solutions Showcase features thought leaders and industry experts presenting resources and best practices to assist local governments. Check out this session hosted by Maryland Department of Health and Community Development (DHCD)! 

About Maryland Department of Health and Community Development (DHCD):

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is the state’s housing finance agency, providing resources for affordable rental development and sustainable homeownership and working with local governments, nonprofits, and other partners to achieve responsive and responsible community revitalization. 



Title: Supporting Affordable Housing in Maryland 

Description: The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP) helps low- to medium-income homebuyers in Maryland achieve affordable homeownership through a flexible array of sustainable mortgages and groundbreaking initiatives like Maryland SmartBuy, which eliminates student loan debt as part of a home purchase. MMP also partners with interested jurisdictions to provide down payment assistance for residents purchasing homes in their cities or counties. MMP helps an average of about 4,000 Marylanders and their families purchase homes each year. Additionally, the Department has helped more than 11,000 homeowners behind on housing-related payments, including 6,000 who were facing foreclosure, stay in their homes since the Homeowner Assistance Fund program launched in March 2021. Attend this session to learn more about how this program can help Marylanders! 

Date: Friday, August 18, 2023 

Time: 11:30 AM−Noon 

Be sure to register for MACo’s Summer Conference to attend this session and many more! 


MACo’s Summer Conference, “Where the Rubber Meets the Road,” will be held at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD, from August 16-19, 2023. 

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