Housing and Community Development june 2017
Housing & Community Development works to provide affordable housing opportunities for low to moderate income residents of Harford County. We administer a range of Federal, State, and County funded programs providing opportunities for affordable home ownership, loans and grants for special needs housing programs, rental assistance, renter protection through Livability Code enforcement, first-time homebuyers, housing preservation, foreclosure prevention, economic mobility, family self-sufficiency, and financial literacy.  

Harford County has prepared its Draft FY 2021-2025/FFY 2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and FY21/FFY 2020 Annual Action Plan. The County must submit these plans to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds. The County’s allocations amounts it will receive are $1,089,837 in CDBG and $492,822 in HOME funds for the FY2021/FFY 2020 program year. Click here to read the draft of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan.

Mission Statement

To build and grow strong communities by empowering every person and every organization in the County to achieve more.

Emergency Home Repair Information

View more information about the Emergency Home Repair Loan and to access the Application.



Award of Vouchers – Public Notice

The Baltimore Regional Project-Based Voucher Program, which includes Harford County as a partner agency, has made awards of project-based vouchers. The Howard County Housing Commission has been recused from each round of awards because they have been part of a proposal each time.

The awards are to the following proposed developments.

May 2020 Awards

o Ten (10) to Blenheim Run I, LP for Village at Blenheim in Havre de Grace

o Eight (8) to Conifer Realty, LLC for North Odenton Apartments in Odenton

o Twenty-five (25) to Dorsey Overlook, LLLP for Dorsey Overlook in Ellicott City

o Eleven (11) to MBID of Delaware, LLC (Ingerman) and Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc. for Willows at Forest Drive in Annapolis

o Six (6) to Osprey Property Company II, LLC for Towns at Church Creek in Annapolis

o Seven (7) to Taft-Mills Group, LLC for Enclave at Severna Park in Severna Park

o Eight (8) to Taft-Mills Group, LLC for Towns at Odenton in Odenton

o Six (6) to Woda Cooper Development, Inc. for Harmans Overlook in Hanover

April 2019 Awards

    • Twenty (20) to the Howard County Housing Commission for Artist Flats at New Cultural Center.

May 2018 Awards

    • Five (5) to Homes for America for Homes for Fountain Green in Bel Air
    • Two (2) to Homes for America for Red Maple Place in Towson
    • Eight (8) to Woda Cooper Development, Inc. for Robinson Overlook in Columbia
    • Eight (8) to Woda Cooper Development, Inc. for Brock Bridge Landing in Jessup

November 2017 Awards

    • Fifteen (15) to Volleyball House Apartments, LLLP for Riverwatch II in Elkridge
    • Six (6) to Towne Courts LLC in Annapolis

For additional information, email Baltimore Metropolitan Council housing policy coordinator Dan Pontious or call at (410) 732-0500 x1055.

Notice of Public Hearings

The Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development has prepared the FY2021-FY2025 (FFY2020-FFY2024) Consolidated Plan for Harford County, Maryland.  The Consolidated Plan is a U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development federally mandated plan, which may have duration of between 3 and 5 years.  The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CPD formula block grant programs such as: 
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used  by the County, as well as the City of Havre de Grace, the City of Aberdeen, and the Town of Bel Air.  The FY2021 allocation amounts for these programs are as follows: CDBG- $1,089,837.00; HOME- $492,822.00.

Citizens are invited to submit written comments on the FY2021-FY2025/FFY 2020-FFY2024 Consolidated Plan from March 16, 2020 through April 17, 2020 to: Leonard R. Parrish, Director, Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development, 15 South Main Street, Bel Air, Maryland, 21014. Copies of the report are available upon request [Tel: 410-638-3045]. Copies of the report are available in alternative format. Two Public Hearings on the FY2021-FY2025/FFY 2020-FFY2024 Consolidated Plan will be held:

April 8, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.
Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development
2021-D Pulaski Highway, Havre de Grace, MD 21014

April 10, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.
Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development
15 South Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014

To request disability-related accommodations, please call 410-638-3389/VOICE, TTY users call Maryland Relay five (5) business days before the date you wish to attend.


Harford County has joined with a group of six local governments, five public housing authorities (PHAs), and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) to release for public comment a draft 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in the Baltimore Region (AI).

You can click here to view the full draft 2020 fair housing analysis on the BMC website. This analysis uses data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other sources to identify impediments to housing choice for populations protected under the Fair Housing Act and proposed action steps to be incorporated into jurisdictional Consolidated Plans and PHA plans that begin July 1, 2020.

The 30-day public comment period ends on March 31, 2020. Please submit comments by email to housing@baltometro.org.

The participants in this fair housing analysis will also hold a Public Hearing on Monday, March 23, 6:00 pm at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council office, 1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21230. Click here for directions to BMC. 

The hearing location is ADA accessible. If you wish to attend and require a special accommodation (e.g. interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing or interpreter for persons with limited English proficiency), please contact Dan Pontious at dpontious@baltometro.org or 410.732.0500 x1055 no later than March 17.  

If you have any questions specific to Harford County, please contact Barbara Richardson at 410-638-3045, or bwrichardson@harfordcountymd.gov

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