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  1. Housing Resource Day Offers Home Buying Info October 10

    Prepare and 'Learn the Ropes'

    Baltimore County invites county residents to learn about the home-buying process, home rehabilitation grants, how to manage credit and more at Housing Resource Day, Saturday, October 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eastpoint Mall in Dundalk. 

    The event will give Baltimore County residents face-to-face contact with housing industry professionals who will help prospective homeowners prepare and “learn the ropes.” The event will offer structured education sessions on home ownership, how to manage credit, how to get a home loan, and how to get funding toward a down payment or closing costs. Information also will be available about grants for home rehabilitation and safe lead paint removal. 

    In addition to classroom-style sessions, the event will feature vendors with information displays and giveaways.

    The event is organized by the Baltimore County Department of Planning in partnership with Eastside Community Development Corporation, Inc. Learn more and register, search for “Housing Resource Day.”  

    Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:35:00 GMT
  2. Latest Edition of “Hello Baltimore County” Public Affairs Show Now Airing

    October Show Highlights Applying for Healthcare, Police Body Cameras and More

    The October edition of Baltimore County’s half-hour cable television public affairs show, “Hello Baltimore County,” highlights the following topics:

    • Applying for Health Coverage – Find out how Baltimore County Health and Human Services can help you access health coverage for your family.
    • Body Worn Cameras – Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief Jim Johnson discuss their decision outfit officers with body worn cameras.
    • Diplomas to Degrees – BCPS Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance and CCBC President Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis share the many programs for high school students to earn college credits.

    View streaming video of the Hello Baltimore County shows.

    In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:

    • Mondays: 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m.
    • Tuesdays: 12 p.m., 9 p.m.
    • Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m.
    • Thursdays: 1 p.m., 8 p.m.
    • Fridays: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.
    • Saturdays: 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
    • Sundays: 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
    Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:18:00 GMT
  3. Get Covered! Applying for Health Care

    Mark Millspaugh, Deputy Director
    Baltimore County Department of Social Services

    Many people receive health benefits through their employer. For those who don’t, enrolling in health insurance can be a real challenge. But thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Marylanders who were previously uninsured are getting coverage.

    There were an estimated 800,000 uninsured Marylanders in 2013. As of 2015, 606,226 Marylanders have enrolled in quality, affordable health coverage through the state-based marketplace, including 123,673 people enrolled in a private Qualified Health Plan (QHP) and 482,553 enrolled in Medicaid.

    2016 Open Enrollment

    Open enrollment for 2016 coverage begins November 1, 2015 and ends January 31, 2016 for those who need to purchase a Qualified Health Plan (QHP). Medicaid enrollment remains open year-round. Those  who need to purchase a health care plan can use the Maryland Health Connection website to compare plans and select the one that best fits their needs. Information entered on the website will help determine if you are eligible for Medicaid or for subsidies to help pay toward the cost of a Qualified Health Plan. You can use the website to complete the entire process - from creating an account to determining eligibility for subsidies and selecting a provider for your health needs. Once registered in the Maryland Health Connection, you will be able to manage your own account for any future changes that may occur or updates that may be needed.

    Filing Options

    Baltimore County residents have three options for filing an application for health care coverage.

    1. File an application online by accessing the Maryland Health Connection website at 
    2. Contact the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) Consolidated Service Center at 1-855-642-8572 or TTY 1-855-642-8573 for help with filing the application electronically or requesting a paper application and returning it to the MHBE.
    3. Visit a Baltimore County Department of Social Services office, Baltimore County Department of Health office or Health Care Access Maryland office and receive assistance in filing the application using the Maryland Health Connection.

    Get covered! Don’t be left without health insurance in the upcoming year.

    Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:07:00 GMT
  4. "Meet the Primes" Event Helps MBE/WBE Sub-contractors Partner on Government Contracts

    Networking Event Helps Minority, Women-Owned and Small Businesses Connect with Prime Contractors

    Sometimes small businesses and those owned by women and minorities can find it challenging to connect with larger, more established companies with whom they could sub-contract on government projects.

    Baltimore County government and their partners are hosting a free “Meet the Primes” networking event to help facilitate those mutually beneficial business relationships.

    The 7th annual “Meet the Primes” event will take place on Wednesday, October 14, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium Exhibition Hall, located at 2200 York Road in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland 21093. The event is co-hosted by Baltimore County, Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore County Public Library, the Community College of Baltimore County, the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments and theBaltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee.

    The purpose of this “free” event is to facilitate a networking forum for prime contractors to expand their pool of potential subcontractors to fulfill participation subcontracting goals set in contracts. The exhibiting contractors are asked to come prepared to discuss potential upcoming subcontracting opportunities. Subcontractors are encouraged to come prepared to market their skills and abilities with a one-page capability statement that readily identifies past government and commercial work experience in their specialty area of expertise as well as certifications and specialized licenses obtained. There will be more than 100 exhibitors and over 300 women-owned, minority-owned and other small businesses in attendance.     


    For additional information about the “Meet the Primes” event, contact Carla Tucker, Minority and Small Business Marketing Manager, Baltimore County Government at or call 410-887- 3119.

    Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:39:00 GMT
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