Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $800,000 to Expand Housing Counseling Services Across Maryland

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $793,828 in federal funding to expand housing-related counseling, including financial literacy, property maintenance and fiscal management services, across Maryland communities.

“This latest federal funding effort will help strengthen financial planning and housing resources for Maryland families,” the lawmakers said. “During the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, our delegation remains committed to making sure that Marylanders have access to basic needs and services, especially when it comes to housing and financial security.”

Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FY2020 Supplemental Housing Counseling Grant Program and distributed statewide. It includes:

  • $561,802 for HomeFree-USA in Riverdale;
  • $99,137 for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland and Delaware, Inc. in Columbia;
  • $22,858 for United Communities Against Poverty in Capitol Heights;
  • $17,629 for Centro de Apoyo Familiar – Center for Assistance Families in Riverdale;
  • $10,458 for Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc. in Hyattsville;
  • $9,393 for Harford County Housing Agency in Bel Air;
  • $8,603 for Arundel Community Development Service, Inc. in Annapolis;
  • $8,347 for Home Partnership, Inc. in Joppa;
  • $7,441 for Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc. in Hagerstown;
  • $6,866 for Washington County Community Action Council in Hagerstown;
  • $6,533 for Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. in Baltimore;
  • $6,407 for Diversified Housing Development, Inc. in Windsor;
  • $6,282 for South Maryland Tri-County Community Action in Hughesville;
  • $6,225 for Frederick Community Action Agency in Frederick;
  • $6,016 for Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission, Inc. in Cumberland;
  • $5,502 for Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center, Inc. in Baltimore; and
  • $4,329 for Shore Up!, Inc. in Salisbury.

The Maryland delegation previously announced more than $48 million in COVID-19 economic and housing relief through for families across the state. The delegation also announced more than $9 million in COVID-19 relief for tenant-based housing voucher recipients for Marylanders.