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Cummings, Sarbanes Join Obama Administration to Announce New Solar Partnership with the City of...

Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings and John Sarbanes (both D-MD) and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawling announced a new agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy, the Maryland Clean Energy Center and the City of Baltimore to increase access to solar energy for low-income households.

Reps. Sarbanes and Cummings, U.S. Department of Energy and Maryland Clean Energy Center Announce...

Congressmen John Sarbanes and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) today announced a new agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy, the Maryland Clean Energy Center and the City of Baltimore to increase access to solar energy for low-income households

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

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for The Bonifant at Silver Spring, a mixed-income 11-story apartment building with 149 units for seniors age 62 or older

Department Partnerships Serve Prince George’s County 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.

Real Estate Agent Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Real estate agent Christopher A. Kwegan, age 59, of Randallstown, Maryland pleaded guilty today to charges arising from the fraudulent purchase of a Baltimore City property using fraudulent loan documentation and a straw purchaser

Maryland Homeownership Groups Represented at White House Event

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.

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

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

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

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.

STEADY MARKET CONTINUES IN MAY 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (RealEstateRama) -- Home sales remain strong with a 15.6 percent increase statewide from May 2015, according to the Maryland Association of...

MIKULSKI, CARDIN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $730,000 IN FUNDING TO FIGHT HOMELESSNESS AMONG VETERANS

U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced $738,024 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help find permanent housing for Maryland veterans experiencing homelessness. The rental assistance funding is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by the VA. In total seven agencies across the state will receive 89 vouchers to house homeless veterans.

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Announces Fiscal Year 2017 Application Round for...

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.

WSSC Earns ASCE Project of the Year Award

WSSC’s Bi-County Water Tunnel Project has been selected as Project of the Year by American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) National Capital Section. The ten-year project culminated when the pipeline went into service in March 2015 and was constructed to meet the future water requirements for both Montgomery and Prince George’s counties resulting from economic development and growth

AWEA: Marylanders deserve to get the benefits of renewable energy despite Gov. Hogan’s veto

In a disappointing decision for Maryland consumers, Gov. Larry Hogan today vetoed legislation that would move the Maryland’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to obtain 25 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable sources within four years. The bill earlier passed with a veto-proof majority in both the state Senate and House, meaning the bill will come back for an override vote in early 2017

2016 Point in Time Survey Shows Decrease In Number of County Residents Experiencing Homelessness

The overall number of persons experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County decreased by 11%, as reported in the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s (COG) 2016 point in time survey, released yesterday at COG’s board meeting. Conducted annually in jurisdictions throughout the region, the survey was conducted on January 28, one day later than planned because of the January blizzard. On the night of the count, there were 981 persons who were homeless in Montgomery County, as compared with 1100 persons counted in 2015

Montgomery County Partners with U.S. Department of Energy to Increase Energy Efficiency and Ensure...

Montgomery County reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to public safety and clean energy technologies by joining the U.S. Department of Energy in a program designed to enable the County to provide uninterrupted public safety services during major storms and power outages while saving energy and money. As a partner in the Combined Heat and Power for Resiliency Accelerator, the County is an early leader among local governments nationwide in the use of environmentally friendly technologies.

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Federal, State and Local Housing Officials Celebrate Opening of Senior Rental...

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for The Bonifant at Silver Spring, a mixed-income 11-story apartment building with 149 units for seniors age 62 or older

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Cummings, Sarbanes Join Obama Administration to Announce New Solar Partnership with...

Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings and John Sarbanes (both D-MD) and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawling announced a new agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy, the Maryland Clean Energy Center and the City of Baltimore to increase access to solar energy for low-income households.