Maryland Housing Counseling Fund Program

​​​​​​​​​The Maryland Housing Counseling Fund (MHCF) supports non-profit and local government organizations that provide housing counseling services and free or low-cost legal assistance. Awards are made annually on a competitive basis.

Eligible Applicants

Non-profit organizations and local government agencies.

Eligible Activities

MHCF provides operating support for housing counseling programs that include homebuyer education, pre-purchase counseling, foreclosure counseling, rental counseling, and financial capability coaching. MHCF also supports non-profit legal services providers that assist homeowners concerned about foreclosure; and renters concerned about eviction.

Reporting Requirements

Grantees are required to submit a quarterly progress report by the fifteenth of the month following the end of each quarter of the grant term.

How to Apply

The FY25 Maryland Housing Counseling Fund (MHCF) application round is closed. Please visit this page for information about future application rounds.

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More Information

Poverty Solutions Team
Division of Homeless Solutions
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
7800 Harkins Road
Lanham, MD 20706
P: 301-429-7525

Resources for Housing Counselors & Legal Services Providers