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Federal, State and Local Housing Officials Celebrate Opening of Senior Rental Housing in Silver Spring

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt joined Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's District of Columbia Field Office Director Marvin Turner, and other development partners to celebrate the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Bonifant at Silver Spring.

Secretary Kenneth C. Holt joined Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, HUD District of Columbia Field Office Director Marvin Turner, and other partners to celebrate the grand opening of the Bonifant at Silver Spring.

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt joined Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s District of Columbia Field Office Director Marvin Turner, and other development partners to celebrate the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Bonifant at Silver Spring.  Sponsored by the Montgomery Housing Partnership and the Donahoe Development Company, the Bonfiant is a newly constructed, 11-story, high-rise residential apartment building located next to the new Silver Spring Library and a future Purple Line metro station that will provide 149 units of affordable rental housing for active, independent seniors.  The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development provided $1,127,972 in federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, $22 million in tax-exempt short-term bonds, and a $3,583,340 loan through the Rental Housing Works program.

For more information, visit http://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail.aspx?Item_ID=15214

The Bonifant at Silver Spring will provide 149 units of affordable rental housing for seniors.

The Bonifant at Silver Spring will provide 149 units of affordable rental housing for seniors.



Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Announces Fiscal Year 2017 Application Round for Project C.O.R.E. Funding

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Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Announces Fiscal Year 2017 Application Round for Project C.O.R.E. Funding

NEW CARROLLTON, Md. (July 12, 2016) – The Department of Housing and Community Development has opened the FY17 application round for Project C.O.R.E. funding.

Project C.O.R.E., or Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise, is a state initiative to eliminate blight in Baltimore City and make way for new green space, new affordable housing, mixed-use development and expanded opportunities for businesses.

The Department will prioritize awards to those projects that will have a strong positive economic and revitalization impact. In addition, projects that can be completed quickly and with relative certainty of achieving the project-specific goals will receive preferences in scoring.

Applications are due August 19, 2016, at 3 p.m.

For more information and to apply, download:

For more information about Project C.O.R.E., visit http://dhcd.maryland.gov/ProjectCORE/.

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CONTACT: Sara Luell, Director of Communications, sara.luell@maryland.gov, 301-429-7803



Department Partnerships Serve Prince George’s County Residents

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Senior Program Manager for Housing and Building Energy Programs Colin Choney talks with residents

At the Department of Housing and Community Development, we strive to help Maryland citizens live as well as possible in homes that provide a comfortable and safe place for their families. The department is proud to share this mission with many other organizations in Maryland. On June 29, the department partnered with the Prince George’s County government, Housing Initiative Partnership and Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland to host an event to inform county residents of the programs available to them.

The home restoration event, held at the Prince George’s Ballroom in Kentland, was full to capacity days ahead of the event, with 250 people registered. Jack Daniels, the department’s Deputy Director of Special Loan Programs, discussed the services available through Maryland WholeHome, including repairs, accessibility aids for the disabled, lead reduction and plumbing upgrades. Senior Program Manager for Housing and Building Energy Programs Colin Choney followed up by discussing the department’s various energy offerings, such as the EmPOWER Maryland Low Income Energy Efficiency Program.

The partner organizations for the event share many of the same goals as the department, which was evident in their presentations. Housing Initiative Partnership Deputy Director Stephanie Proestel discussed her group’s work with multifamily and single-family initiatives, including an opportunity for Kentland Community residents to apply to receive one of 25 grants for front-facing facade improvements. Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland’s Director of Programs Sarah Reddinger let attendees know of upcoming home buying opportunities, along with their own weatherization and home repair initiatives.

With these partnerships in place, Maryland residents have more opportunities than ever before to receive assistance for these types of services. These ties serve to support and encourage people who may not otherwise be able to afford necessary work for their homes.

Because of the popularity of this event, an additional home restoration event will be held July 7. To register and for more information, call the Housing Initiative Partnership at 301-699-3835.



Maryland Homeownership Groups Represented at White House Event

Maryland Homeownership Groups Represented at White House Event

Several organizations from Maryland attended the “Dare to Own the Dream” event at the White House.

Several organizations from Maryland attended the “Dare to Own the Dream” event at the White House. (Photo courtesy of the Community Development Network of Maryland)

In celebration of Homeownership Month, the White House Office of Public Engagement and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) hosted the “Dare to Own the Dream” homeownership event at the White House on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. HUD Secretary Julian Castro and senior White House officials recognized families and individuals from around the country who became homeowners with the assistance of HUD-approved housing counseling agencies. This event highlighted stories of individuals from various backgrounds who are now on the path to sustainable homeownership after receiving assistance from HUD-approved housing counseling agencies.

The Community Development Network of Maryland and a number of Maryland-based housing counseling agencies were among those represented,  including Centro de Apoyo Familiar, Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc., Druid Heights Community Development Corporation, Harford County Department of Housing and Community Development, Housing Initiative Partnership, Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services, United Communities Against Poverty and Home Free-USA. All of these organizations are part of Maryland’s HOPE (Home Owners Preserving Equity) network, which provides professional housing counseling services across the state.

Through the state’s Maryland Housing Counseling Fund, the Department of Housing and Community Development is proud to support the important work done by these organizations to prepare consumers for sustainable homeownership. Research shows that homebuyers who worked with nonprofit housing counselors have fewer late mortgage payments and improved credit scores.

In conjunction with the White House event, a national collaboration of lenders, investors, real estate agents and housing counseling agencies announced that they are joining forces to raise awareness of the opportunities and benefits of working with housing counseling agencies. The “Homeownership Collaborative” will pull together industry stakeholders to host partnerships in local housing markets aimed at increasing homeownership opportunities by working with HUD-approved housing counseling agencies.

Partners in this effort include the Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Housing Resource Center, the National Association of Realtors®, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, the Asian Real Estate Association of America and National Council of La Raza. HomeFree-USA and Housing Options and Planning Enterprises, also members of Maryland’s HOPE network, will participate in this national effort.

New homebuyers in Maryland can  visit http://bit.ly/HousingCounselors  for a list of housing counseling agencies in their area as well as information about the department’s Maryland Mortgage Program, which provides affordable access to home mortgage financing.



Town of Rock Hall is the First Community Named as Main Street Maryland Affiliate

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Town of Rock Hall is the First Community Named as Main Street Maryland Affiliate
Designation will assist revitalization and economic development in town’s downtown business district

Rock Hall, Md. (June 27, 2016) – The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has approved the Town of Rock Hall’s application for the Main Street Affiliate program, making the Kent County town the first community in the state to join the program. By becoming a Main Street Affiliate, Rock Hall will work with the department to develop a revitalization plan to strengthen the town’s traditional, downtown business district using the principles, guidelines, and technical assistance of the Main Street Maryland program.

The affiliate program assists communities that are trying to create a downtown revitalization strategy, are in the early stages of applying for a Main Street Maryland designation, or that may not be eligible for the designation but want to use the Main Street approach to address local housing and community development challenges. The foundation of the Main Street approach is based on four points for redevelopment and revitalization endorsed by the National Main Street Center and an additional fifth point created by Main Street Maryland to address sustainability and environmental impact:

  • Economic Vitality to strengthen the district’s existing economic base while finding ways to expand it to meet new opportunities and challenges from outlying development.
  • Design to enhance the physical appearance of the commercial district by rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging supportive new construction, developing sensitive design management systems and long-term planning.
  • Promotion to market the traditional commercial district’s assets to customers, potential investors, new businesses, local citizens, and visitors.
  • Organization to build consensus and cooperation among the many groups and individuals who have a role in the revitalization process.
  • Clean, Safe and Green to enhance the neighborhood’s perception through smart growth and sustainability principles.

“Our new Main Street Affiliate program provides Maryland communities the assistance and expertise to develop a holistic, big-picture approach to downtown revitalization. This program not only fosters economic development but provides a sustainable foundation for future growth,” said Secretary Kenneth C. Holt. “Congratulations to Rock Hall for becoming our first affiliate, and we look forward to working with the town to achieve its revitalization goals.”

A historic, scenic, waterfront town, Rock Hall is best known for its outdoor recreation activities including fishing, boating, kayaking, cycling, and birding,  its main street featuring an eclectic variety of shops and restaurants, distinctive historic properties, and a charming, relaxing, small-town atmosphere. The town has initiated a number of recent revitalization efforts, including demolition and blight removal, small business creation, and significantly adding to the number of town events and activities. These annual events include: Bike Fest, a springtime motorcycle event, a regionally-recognized Independence Day celebration, a “Pirates and Wenches” fantasy weekend, the town’s annual FallFest, featuring music and oysters, and a regional triathlon. Rock Hall also hosts a weekly “Festive Fridays on Main” event with live entertainment during the summer. The Hometown Hero program displays Rock Hall’s local pride by decorating main street lamp posts with banners honoring local residents who are active members in the military. A seasonal tram system supports tourism, providing transportation to and from the town’s marinas, main street, restaurants, inns and other local destinations.

“I am very happy to receive word that Rock Hall’s application to become part of the Main Street Affiliate Program was approved. There is a lot of structure with this program and it has been proven to work in other communities. It will help the town stay focused, help with economic development and plan programs and events in our downtown,” said Rock Hall Mayor Brian Jones. “One of our goals with this new designation will be to hire a part-time Main Street manager who will be responsible for a variety of tasks including coordinating volunteers, building existing relations, working on a market strategy and planning events such as Festive Fridays. In addition, we plan on using this program and technical assistance with a focus on revitalization strategies designed to attract new residents, business investment, economic growth and job creation to the Main Street business district.”

Rock Hall’s new Main Street Affiliate designation continues a strong partnership between the town and the state to reshape the community. The town was named as a Sustainable Community earlier this year and has already received a Working Waterfront Enhancement grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to create a master redevelopment plan for the town’s harbor. As an affiliate, Rock Hall will use Main Street Maryland’s technical assistance to apply for additional resources through the Community Legacy Program and other Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development revitalization programs which often serve as the catalyst to leverage additional private and public investment to transform communities for the better.

Applications to participate in the affiliate program are accepted on a rolling basis.

Visit http://bit.ly/MainStMD for an application and to learn more about the benefits of the Main Street Affiliate program.

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CONTACT: Sara Luell, Director of Communications, sara.luell@maryland.gov, 301-429-7803



Legal Notices: National Housing Trust Fund: Opening of Comment Period and Public Hearing Dates

Under the guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), notice is hereby given that the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will hold a series of public hearings on the development and administration of the Housing Trust Fund program, a portion of the Consolidated Plan.

The Consolidated Plan is a five-year planning document required by HUD that sets out overall Statewide goals and priorities for housing, community development, and economic development activities.  Special emphasis is given under the Plan to provide assistance for extremely low-, low, and moderate-income persons.  In addition to being a planning document, the Consolidated Plan also serves as the State’s application to HUD for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), Housing Opportunity for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) and the Housing Trust Fund (HTF).

The HTF is a new affordable housing production program that will complement existing Federal, State and local efforts to increase and preserve the supply of decent, safe and sanitary affordable housing for extremely low-income (ELI) and very low-income households (VLI). The HTF was established under Title I of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, Section 1131 (Public law 110-289).  Section 1131 of HERA amended the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 (12 U.S.C. 4501 et seq.)(Act) to add a new section 1337, entitled “Affordable Housing Allocation” and a new section 1338, entitled “Housing Trust Fund.

HTF is a formula grant program, which is to be administered by States. On January 30, 2015, HUD published an Interim Program Rule (FR-5246-I-03).  The interim rule provided the guidelines for States to implement HTF. The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is the entity that will administer the HTF for Maryland.  Each year, HUD will allocate the amount made available for the HTF based on the formula established in the interim rule.   On May 6, 2016 HUD announced that Maryland’s allocation for 2016 is $3,000,000 based on HUD’s formula allocation procedures.  Grantees are required to use at least eighty (80) percent of each annual grant for rental housing; up to ten (10) percent for homeownership housing; and up to ten (10) percent for administrative and planning costs.  HTF funds may be used for the production of affordable permanent housing through the acquisition, new construction, reconstruction and/or rehabilitation of housing.  All HTF-assisted rental housing must meet a minimum affordability period of 30 years.  All HTF-assisted homeownership housing must meet the minimum affordability period of 10, 20, or 30 years based on the amount of HTF investment in the unit.

DHCD has written the draft for the National Housing Trust program and has opened a 30 day public comment period beginning June 27, 2016.  It should be noted DHCD has written the Annual Plan, using the new online system using the data that HUD has provided and will submit the HTF as an amendment to the Annual Plan. A second set of hearings will be held during the second week in July. Written comments (by both email and standard mail) will also be accepted at the hearings, or may be submitted in writing through COB Tuesday, July 26, 2016 (at the address listed below).  The final version of the HTF Allocation Plan will be submitted to HUD on or around August 8, 2016.

The draft HTF Allocation Plan is available on-line on DHCD’s website. Comments regarding the HTF Allocation Plan should be submitted to nht.dhcd@maryland.gov. In addition, copies of the draft National Housing Trust Fund plan are available at the following libraries:  the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, the Blackwell Library in Salisbury, the Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown, the Lewis J. Ort Library in Frostburg, the Frederick Douglass Library in Princess Anne, and the Southern Maryland Regional Library in Charlotte Hall.  A large print version is available at the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Baltimore.  Free copies of the draft HTF Allocation Plan are also available by calling, writing, or e-mailing the address and phone numbers listed below.

The second set of hearings on the draft HTF Allocation Plan will be held at the following dates, times, and places:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Maryland Department of Housing and

Community Development

7800 Harkins Road, Room 201

Lanham, MD 20706

 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Pleasant View Gardens Apartments

201 North Aisquith Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Town of Denton

4 North Second Street

2nd Floor

Denton, MD 21629

 

Friday, July 15, 2016, 2016

2:00pm to 3:00 pm

Elgin Station Community Center

40 Elgin Boulevard

Hagerstown, MD 21740

All of the hearing rooms are accessible to persons with disabilities.  Persons requiring a translator should request one at least three days prior to the hearing they plan to attend.  Any questions or comments should be directed to me at the address, phone numbers, or e-mail listed below:

Mrs. Elaine Cornick, Director

Multifamily Housing

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

7800 Harkins Road

Lanham, Maryland 20706

(301) 429-7777 or Maryland Relay for the Deaf at 1 (800) 735-2258.

nht.dhcd@maryland.gov



Maryland Names New Sustainable Communities in the Eastern Shore, Southern Maryland

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Maryland Names New Sustainable Communities in the Eastern Shore, Southern Maryland

NEW CARROLLTON, Md. (June 23, 2016) – Maryland’s last inhabited island in the Chesapeake Bay not connected by bridge to mainland, Smith Island is a historic waterman community that was named one of the five best spots for “dropping off the grid” by CNN. It promotes itself as the hub of the soft-shelled crab industry in America, and is home to Maryland’s official state dessert, the multilayered Smith Island Cake. The island can now claim another title: Sustainable Community. Joining the Towns of Greensboro and Trappe on the Eastern Shore and the Town of Indian Head in southern Maryland, these four communities are the latest to receive designations under the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Sustainable Communities Program.

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Sustainable Communities Program is a place-based designation that offers access to a comprehensive package of resources that support holistic strategies for sustainable revitalization and community development. The Sustainable Communities designation provides local governments with a framework for planning and promoting growth and redevelopment in existing older communities that is environmentally, economically and socially responsible. Designations are approved by Maryland’s Smart Growth Subcabinet, and there are now 95 approved Sustainable Communities statewide with at least one designated Sustainable Community in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.

Charles County – Town of Indian Head

With a population just under 4,000, the Town of Indian Head is 30 minutes from Washington, D.C., and offers the best of small town living with access to big city amenities just up the road. Nestled between the Potomac River and Mattawoman Creek, the town is home to a 13-mile rail trail and provides an ideal setting for outdoor activities, such as hiking, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. Indian Head offers cultural events at its Center for the Arts along with a flea market and several annual festivals on its Village Green. It is located near the Indian Head Naval Support Facility, one of the largest employers in Charles County. The town’s current challenges include decreased homeownership, stormwater management, lack of broadband internet access, vacant storefronts, and aging housing stock. Indian Head will seek state assistance to develop dynamic commercial and residential districts to replace currently vacant and dilapidated commercial properties. The town wants to create and implement homeownership incentives such as “live near your work” programs to attract new residents. Indian Head also plans to construct a boardwalk along the Potomac River to increase recreational opportunities in the community, as well as reduce the amount of impervious surfaces throughout the town to address stormwater and environmental impact concerns.

Caroline County – Town of Greensboro
Located on the north bank of the Choptank River, the Town of Greensboro is known for its water recreation activities, historic homes, beautiful churches and the rich farmland of Caroline County. With its Sustainable Community Greensboro_Riverside Inndesignation, the town seeks to improve its Main Street business district by establishing a façade improvement program and beautifying its streetscape. Seeking to maximize its historic assets, Greensboro plans to conduct a market study to determine a feasible re-use for the Riverside Country Inn, which was built in 1890 and is currently vacant. The town would also like to improve the pedestrian and bike network in town, developing town-wide trails and boardwalks to improve connectivity to the Choptank River. With 15 percent of the town located in the 100 year flood-plain, Greensboro seeks to establish a green street program to mitigate flooding.

Somerset County – Smith Island
Situated nine miles away from Crisfield, Smith Island is Maryland’s last inhabited island in the Chesapeake Bay not connected to the mainland by bridge and is home to the Martin Wildlife Refuge and the multi-layered Smith Island Cake, Maryland’s official state dessert. The island has historically been and continues to be a waterman community and is considered the hub of the nation’s soft-shell crab Smith Island_watermanindustry. It’s home to the Smith Island Crabmeat Co-op, Inc., a small business established in 1996 with help from the department’s Neighborhood BusinessWorks program that is dedicated to hand-picking and packaging crabmeat. Through the Sustainable Communities program, the community plans to preserve its heritage and grow its industry by establishing a waterman apprenticeship program. The island seeks to encourage the rehabilitation and reuse of vacant commercial spaces for dining and general stores. To promote eco-tourism, the community plans to develop an online guide to Smith Island and create all-inclusive tour packages that bundle multiple island experiences, such as historical walking tours, birding, kayaking, waterman tours and crab-picking tutorials. The community also plans to mitigate some of its flooding issues with green infrastructure improvements throughout the island. Smith Island faces additional environmental challenges, including erosion, climate vulnerability, poor drainage and lack of storm surge protection. Despite these challenges, the state recognized the island’s unique assets and rich history warranted a Sustainable Communities program designation.

Talbot County – Town of Trappe
Incorporated in 1827, the Town of Trappe was home to African-American activist Nathan “Uncle Nace” Hopkins who established the first school for African-American children in Talbot County in 1878. Home of the Rural Life Museum, Trappe Trappe_Historic Methodist Church_Schoolcelebrates its rich, local history and hopes to use the Sustainable Communities program to focus on the town’s current challenges, a struggling Main Street, flooding, lack of pedestrian facilities, and little to no commercial or industrial base. The town seeks to revitalize their Main Street by creating an economic development plan and recruiting new businesses to fill commercial vacancies. Trappe plans to address pedestrian safety concerns by completing sidewalk projects and making signage improvements. To address flooding issues, the community plans to prioritize locations for stormwater management improvements. Trappe also hopes to create a workgroup to explore the feasibility of additional community events and youth activities.

To learn more about the Sustainable Communities program and the application process, visit dhcd.maryland.gov/Communities/Pages/dn/.

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CONTACT: Sara Luell, Director of Communications, sara.luell@maryland.gov, 301-429-7803



#5000Reasons to Own a Home

June marks Homeownership Month, and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development shares the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s dedication to making homeownership affordable. Owning your own home is an important part of the fabric of the American dream, and we want to help Marylanders achieve this goal.

There are many reasons to own your home:

  • Economic benefits that include tax incentives.
  • The ability to provide your family with stability and room to grow.
  • A place you can truly call your own.

“Homeownership is a significant responsibility, but in many cases the rewards make the commitment undeniable,” Secretary Kenneth C. Holt said. “We’re working to make sure that Maryland residents can overcome barriers, such as down payments or finding affordable interest rates.”

For first-time home buyers, the Maryland Mortgage Program can make all the difference in the homeownership journey. The program offers down payment assistance up to $5,000 and partners homebuyers with lenders and builders. To learn more about the Maryland Mortgage Program, visit mmp.maryland.gov.

During Homeownership Month, the department is launching its #5000Reasons campaign on Twitter to give followers a chance to share their reasons for wanting to own their own home. How do you participate? During June, tweet your reasons for wanting to own your home to @MDHousing with the hashtag #5000Reasons. You can also send your contributions to us via Facebook.



Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Announces Fiscal Year 2017 Application Round for State Revitalization Programs

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Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Announces Fiscal Year 2017 Application Round for State Revitalization Programs

NEW CARROLLTON, Md. (June 8, 2016) – The Department of Housing and Community Development has opened the FY17 application round for three of the four available State Revitalization Programs.

Work continues on a block in southeast Baltimore City using State Revitalization funding.

Work continues on a block in southeast Baltimore City using State Revitalization funding.

These programs, which include Community Legacy, Strategic Demolition Fund – Statewide (all non-Baltimore City) and Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative, offer funding to support local housing, community and economic development and revitalization projects. They are part of the department’s commitment to helping the state’s local governments and nonprofit agencies achieve their community revitalization and economic development goals.

Specifically, Governor Hogan’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget items, approved by the Maryland General Assembly, include the following:

  • Community Legacy: $6 million capital funds
  • Strategic Demolition Fund – Statewide: $3.5 million capital funds
  • Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative: $3 million capital funds and $750,000 operating funds

Applications are due July 15, 2016. The FY17 application due date for a fourth program, Strategic Demolition Fund – Project C.O.R.E., will be announced shortly.

Applicant organizations must serve communities that include designated Sustainable Community areas (http://dhcd.maryland.gov/Communities/Pages/dn/) and projects or initiatives that themselves align with local Sustainable Community Action Plans.

To obtain a State Revitalization Program application, eligible applicants must register via the Project Portal System at http://projectportal.dhcd.state.md.us. If your nonprofit or local government is already a registered user, once logged in, you can access the application via the “My Opportunities” tab. For assistance, please contact Bryan Holtzapple, grants system manager, at bryan.holtzapple@maryland.gov or 410-209-5832.

Additional program information is found on the following websites:

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CONTACT: Sara Luell, Director of Communications, sara.luell@maryland.gov, 301-429-7803



In Case You Missed It: Kelly Vaughn Radio Interview

 From left: Eric Brown, Director, Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development, Harold Fisher, host of the Daily Drum, and Kelly Vaughn.

From left: Eric Brown, Director, Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development, Harold Fisher, host of the Daily Drum, and Kelly Vaughn.

On Thursday, June 2, Director of Community Outreach Kelly Vaughn was interviewed by Harold Fisher on “The Daily Drum” radio show on WHUR 96.3.

Vaughn, along with Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development Director Eric Brown, spoke with Fisher about how foreclosure affected and continues to affect Maryland residents, and the steps one can take to prevent themselves from ending up in that position.

Vaughn also discussed the next Mortgage Late? Don’t Wait! workshop, to be held June 11 at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex. Register for the event here.

Listen to Vaughn’s interview here.

 

 

 



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