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Maryland Disaster Housing Assistance

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is authorized to provide assistance for families and individuals who own or rent housing in the case of a State or federally declared disaster. Transitional housing assistance is available in the form of short-term, emergency rental assistance (up to 90 days with one 90-day renewable term) for families or individuals whose homes have been rendered uninhabitable by a natural disaster as identified by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) or the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR) while they arrange for long-term housing or await permanent housing assistance. In addition, DHCD can provide financing to help renovate or rebuild homes that have been damaged or destroyed by a State or federally declared disaster. Information and applications for both the homeowner and rental programs are available below.

For information on assistance available to repair your home following a disaster, please see the Maryland Housing Rehabilitation Program (MHRP). For information on local agencies that can assist you in applying for the MHRP program, please see the following list of Local Contacts by County.

Assistance with Transitional Housing Following a Disaster

The State of Maryland offers a free, bilingual housing locator service that we recommend to help displaced families find housing. You can access this service either through the internet at or by telephone at 1.877.428.8844 (toll free).

Other Emergency Disaster Agencies

For more information or to submit an application, contact:

  • Community Development Administration
  • Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
  • 7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706
  • Telephone: 410-514-7400
  • Facsimile: 410-987-8763

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