Community Development

​​​​​Community Development Success Story

Through funding and technical assistance, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development works with local governments, nonprofit organizations, community groups and businesses to revitalize cities, towns and neighborhoods across Maryland. Our community development programs enhance existing neighborhood resources, support economic development, provide public services and infrastructure, and improve the quality of life for residents. Assistance from the department is designed to serve as a tool for communities and organizations to leverage additional funding from public, private and nonprofit sources.

Office of Statewide Broadband

Office of Statewide Broadband

The Office of Statewide Broadband’s mission is to ensure that every Marylander has access to broadband services, regardless of their zip code. Through partnerships with local jurisdictions and the private sector, the Office offers funding and technical assistance to help entities qualify for federal financing opportunities.

Community Safety Works

​​Community Safety Works

The program provides funding to Maryland’s nonprofits, including faith based, and local governments to implement crime control and prevention strategies through physical design improvements in order to make facility-related safety improvements and business district’s public and private spaces safer and more defensible.

Cultural Resource Review

Cultural Resource Review

​Learn how the Department works with project partners to avoid, reduce and mitigate harm to historic and archaeological resources that are impacted by our programs.

Maryland Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones

​The Opportunity Zone program may be a great way to source additional capital and receive federal tax incentives for community development projects across the state.

Homeless Services in Your Community

Homelessness Solutions Programs

Homelessness Solutions Programs works to coordinate statewide efforts aimed at reducing the numbers of Homeless households in Maryland.​

Project CORE

Project C.O.R.E.​

A new canvas for Baltimore, clearing the way for new green space, new affordable and mixed-use housing, new and greater opportunities for small business owners to innovate and grow.

Local Government Infrastructure Financing

Local Government Infrastructure Financing

Municipalities throughout Maryland can take advantage of attractive financing terms and technical assistance to invest in critical infrastructure to support economic development and provide community services.

Main Street Maryland Program

Main Street Maryland

A comprehensive downtown revitalization program created to strengthen the economic potential of Maryland’s traditional main streets and neighborhoods.

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