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Department ofHousing and Community Development

Ensures access to affordable housing, provides housing stability support and develops stronger neighborhoods by providing community revitalization support.

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What We Do

Established on May 7, 2021, the components of the new Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) include:

  • The County’s housing stability efforts, such as eviction and foreclosure prevention, tenant counseling, legal services and benefits navigation support.
  • The Office of Housing, which supports efforts to provide affordable housing opportunities for low-income families while furthering fair housing efforts and addressing housing discrimination. This office also includes the County’s federally-funded housing inspectors.
  • The Neighborhood Improvement Division, which manages state and federal grants for housing development, homeownership services, home modification and rehabilitation programs, and grants to partners.
  • The Office of Homeless Services, which works with public and private stakeholders to address and prevent people from experiencing homelessness.
  • Oversight of the County’s Voluntary Compliance Agreement (VCA) with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Supporting the work of the County’s Commission on Disabilities.

Contact Us

Department of Housing and Community Development

105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 201
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



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