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Maryland WholeHome: Investing in Families by Helping Families Invest in Their Home

DHCD’s Colin Choney helps Snow Hill residents learn how they can make their homes healthier, safer and more energy efficient during a presentation that DHCD is taking statewide.

Maryland WholeHome is a statewide initiative that brings together the resources available to help homeowners learn how they can make their homes healthier, safer and more energy efficient through DHCD’s low interest loans and grants.

DHCD launched the initiative Thursday evening in the historic Eastern Shore town of Snow Hill.  Soon DHCD staff members will be taking their presentation across the state to share with residents in other small communities.

Nearly 100 people joined Snow Hill Mayor Charlie Dorman, Town Manager Kelly Pruitt and other city officials at Snow Hill Middle School.  Jo Ellen Bynum, administrator of the Worcester County Housing Rehabilitation Program, also attended and encouraged participants to make use of all available state and county programs.

The Maryland WholeHome initiative is part of Governor Larry Hogan’s ongoing effort to make state government more customer-oriented and user-friendly.

The program’s title pretty much defines its scope: from roof repair to plumbing in the cellar, DHCD programs can help homeowners make improvements that ultimately will save them money.

Resources are available to:

  • Replace or repair roofs and porches
  • Repair plumbing and septic systems
  • Rectify structural or maintenance issues
  • Upgrade energy-efficient appliances
  • Repair or replace heating and cooling systems
  • Install energy conservation materials and insulation
  • Add accessibility features such as hand railings, ramps, grab bars and wider doorways
  • Remove lead paint hazards
  • Seal air and whole house envelope
  • Correct building code violations

To learn more about our DHCD’s special loans programs, call 1-800-638-7781. To learn more about DHCD’s energy programs, call 1-855-583-8976. For additional information on all DHCD programs, visit