Public Information

The Office of Public Information is the source of information about the department for Maryland residents, media outlets and the public. The office includes communications, marketing and community engagement.

To request public records, please contact:
Sara Luell
Director of Public Information
7800 Harkins Road
Lanham, MD 20706
P: 301-429-7803 | Email: | W:​​

Media Inquiries

The communications office is the public’s direct line for news about the department's objectives, achievements, programs and people. We are responsible for customer service and media inquiries, and produce the department’s virtual newsroom, social media sites, annual report and other publications.

For all media inquiries, please contact:​
Sara Luell
Director of Public Information
E: | P: 301-429-7803 | M: 301-458-1995

Emily Allen Luch​t
Director of Communications
E: | P: 301-429-7537 | M: 410-274-9064

Community Engagement

The department's Office of Community Engagement​ supports the mission and vision of the Department of Housing and Community Development by promoting the Department’s housing programs and initiatives, including the Department's foreclosure prevention initiatives for low and moderate-income Maryland residents.


The department supports local and regional events through sponsorship. Please review the department's Sponsorship Policy before submitting a request to understand how we select events to support. ​To request sponsorship support from the department, please complete this form​.​


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