Maryland Housing Counseling Fund

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 assistance 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.

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: hopecounselors.dhcd@maryland.gov​
P: 301-429-7525

Resources for Housing Counselors & Legal Services Providers

Guidelines for Mortgages Affected by COVID-19
Guidance for Rental Tenants Affected by COVID-19 
COVID-19 Information-Financial Regulation
HUD’s COVID-19 Resource Page for Homeowners and Renters​