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Draft Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan

Public comments: Submit feedback by June 13, 2016.

Baltimore County's Draft Fiscal Year 2017 through 2021 Consolidated Plan (PDF) and Draft Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Action Plan (PDF) propose how the County's allocation of Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership Act and Emergency Solutions Grant Funds will be used to further the priorities identified within the plans. The five year Consolidated Plan is prepared in accordance with federal requirements for jurisdictions receiving funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for housing and community development programs. 

The County invites citizens to attend the public hearing on the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan on Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. in the Baltimore County Department of Planning Hearing room, Jefferson Building, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204.

Citizens who wish to submit comments in writing may do so by June 13 to: Andrea Van Arsdale, Director, Baltimore County Department of Planning, 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 201, Towson, Maryland 21204, by fax 410-887-5696, or by email at

Baltimore County is committed to ensuring that all services provided are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Any individual requiring assistance aid, service or accommodations to participate in the public hearing or to otherwise participate in the public comment process may do so by contacting Shayna Blankenship at 410-887-3317, by fax 410-877-5696, or by email at; or Maryland Relay 711.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

The Department of Planning administers annual entitlement grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which constitutes the majority of the agency's funding. The Department of Planning receives funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships Program and from the Emergency Solutions Grant from HUD.

Funds currently received under this program are tied to the County's Five Year Consolidated Plan FY 2012 through 2016. (PDF) This plan outlines a five-year strategy that proposes how the County will use these funds to create decent housing, expand economic opportunity, and ensure a suitable living environment for low- to moderate-income persons and communities.

The Annual Action Plan highlights the efforts that will be taken in each Fiscal Year to meet the goals of the five-year consolidated plan. These updates are completed for each fiscal year and describe the progress of initiatives and projects outlined in the Plan. They also explain changes in policies and direction by the County based on the past year's experience and describe additional projects that were undertaken during that year. A part of these Updates is a List of Proposed Activities to be Undertaken beginning July 1 of each fiscal year. These documents are mandated by HUD and are reviewed and approved each year. Evaluations by HUD are made each year for compliance of activities outlined in these plans.

State of Maryland

The Department of Planning also administers funding from the State of Maryland that supports those citizens at risk of living in a homeless shelter, citizens living in homeless shelters, and citizens moving out of a shelter.

Baltimore County

The Department of Planning uses County General funds from the Baltimore County Operating budget to leverage all of the federal and state funding received.

Use of Funding

Most of the funding listed above is allocated to benefit low and moderate income households and individuals through various activities carried out by public agencies and non-profit organizations.

Activities include:

Staff Contact:

Colleen Mahony
Phone: 410-887-3317


Revised May 16, 2016        

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