Housing & Community Development
County Chartered Department
The Housing Authority and the Redevelopment Authority are quasi-governmental agencies, whereas the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) serves as the County chartered department responsible for the administration of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement programs, including Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) at the local level.
Take a Tour of the DHCD, Redevelopment Authority and Housing Authority Projects Throughout the County
This map of Prince George's County illustrates where and what projects are partially funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Redevelopment Authority of Prince George's County and the Housing Authority of Prince George's County. The color-coded stars indicate which county agency assisted in the financing and/or development of the project. The projects shown on this map include current projects and ones that were completed as far back as 2017.
The map will be updated periodically as more housing and community developments are completed.
Click on the link below to go to the map. Once on the map:
Click on a star and a pop-up will appear with the information about the project and where it is located;
Click on the attachment in the pop-up and a full description of the project will appear.
DHCD Staff Gives HUD Headquarters and U.S. Senate Staff a Tour of CDBG Projects in Prince George's County
Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) encourages partnerships with nonprofit organizations and municipalities that provide direct services to low and moderate-income residents of Prince George’s County. Through the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement program, the County is an Urban County that qualifies for funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
In August, a member of the professional staff of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, members of HUD’s Headquarters, DC Field offices and DHCD staff visited Prince George’s County to tour a few of its CDBG projects.
The first stop was the City of Greenbelt, MD. In Greenbelt, CDBG funds were used for an infrastructure project. The City reconstructed a portion of Breezewood Drive, from Springhill Lane to Edmonston Road. The work included curb and gutter repair-replacement, base and milling, sidewalk and driveway apron replacement handicapped access ramps, concrete bus pads and traffic calming, as appropriate. CDBG funds help to improve and/or expand public facilities and infrastructure in areas with high concentrations of low and moderate income individuals and families.
The next stop was a visit to an affordable housing project in Landover, MD. The non-profit real estate developer, Housing Initiative Partnership (HIP) used CDBG funds to acquire two vacant distressed houses to rehabilitate and then sell to low to moderate income home buyers. The house on the tour was undergoing rehab construction. CDBG funds help to increase the affordable housing stock by rehabilitating homes in the inner beltway communities of in Prince George’s County.
DHCD extends a special thanks to Michael Rose, Director, Community Planning and Development, Washington, DC Field Office, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for arranging this tour.
Below - Acting Director Estella Alexander (left) talks with HUD and U.S. Senate staff on the CDBG Tour in Greenbelt, MD.