Maryland Housing Counseling Fund Program

The Maryland Housing Counseling Fund (MHCF) supports non-profit and local government organizations that provide a range of housing counseling services, as well as legal as​sistance to avoid foreclosure. Awards are made annually on a competitive basis. HUD-approved housing counseling agencies with HUD-certified counselors on staff receive priority funding consideration.

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 with avoiding foreclosure.

Reporting Requirements

Grantees are required to submit a progress and expenditure report on the fifteenth of each month following the end of each quarter. There are separate progress report forms for housing counseling, legal, and support services. Grantees should only complete the form relevant to the services supported by their MHCF grant. Instructions on how to submit reports can be found in the desk guide below.

    Desk Guide - coming soon
  • CY21 Quarterly Expenditure Report
  • CY21 Quarterly Progress Report-Counseling
  • CY21 Quarterly Progress Report-Legal
  • CY21 Quarterly Progress Report-Support

How to Apply

Information about the next MHCF funding round will be available on this page.

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More Information

Poverty Solutions Team
Division of Neighborhood Revitalization
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
7800 Harkins Road
Lanham, MD 20706
E: mhcf.dhcd@maryland.gov​
P: 301-429-7525

Resources for Housing Counselors & Legal Services Providers

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