The Homeowner Assistance Fund was established by the American Rescue Plan Act enacted on March 11, 2021, to help homeowners experiencing financial hardship after January 21, 2020. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development expects to receive approximately $250 million through this program to assist homeowners struggling with their mortgage payments or other housing costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The department is currently developing plans on implementing this program in the state in accordance with federal regulations, and expects to open the program later in 2021. When program application information is available, it will be posted to this website.
See a draft plan for the program.
The department is soliciting public comment on the draft plan until June 23, 2021. To provide comment, please complete and submit the Contact Form. Or, attend one of the public listening sessions on June 16 or June 18. For more information on the listening sessions, visit Listening Session Notice.