Housing & Community Development
County Offices Re-Opening
On August 30, 2021, Prince George’s County government offices will re-open to the public. The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Housing Authority (HAPGC), and the Redevelopment Authority (RDA) will be open to the public by appointment.
To schedule an in-person appointment, contact the employees listed for each Department:
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.
EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ERAP)
On August 27, the Supreme Court struck down President Biden’s eviction moratorium. We understand concern and the fear that this action will cause for many Prince George’s County families. DHCD continues to work on applications as quickly as possible. If you have submitted an application, your application is in queue to be reviewed. Also, the funding has not run out and we are still accepting applications. Last, and more importantly, for these reasons we encourage landlords and tenants to work together, cooperating to submit complete applications landlords could receive payment and tenants could stay in place.
For information about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program and to apply, please the Emergency Rental Assistance Program website.
FORECLOSURE PREVENTION DURING COVID-19
Borrowers affected by the coronavirus who are having difficulty paying their mortgage should reach out to their mortgage servicers as soon as possible or a HUD-certified Housing Counseling Agency. Click the link for questions you may have with answers from local HUD-certified Housing Counseling Agencies: Foreclosure Prevention During COVID-19
For assistance to pay utilities, tenants should apply at the Maryland Department of Human Services, Office of Home Energy Programs at the following link: https://dhs.maryland.gov/office-of-home-energy-programs/how-do-you-apply/ or tenants can contact their utility provider(s) to discuss assistance options available to them.
For Washington Gas: https://www.washingtongas.com/home-owners/savings/energy-assistance
ATTENTION COUNTY LANDLORDS
Council Bill 16-2020 was enacted to prevent causing further hardship to tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review this information, in addition to the law itself, to understand how CB-16-2020 may impact you.
ASSISTANCE FROM THE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
The Prince George's County Department of Social Services (DSS) has a variety of programs to assist County residents in the area of emergency housing, homelessness, food insecurity, health resources and more. For a brief synopsis of the programs offered by DSS, click here.
Visit the Department of Social Services website for more information: https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/1629/Social-Services
LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR TENANTS
Are you a tenant in need of legal representation? Do you have questions about evictions during COVID-19, what protections are in place, and how they may or may not impact you? Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County and Maryland Legal Aid has resources to help. #PGCCOVID19
¿Es usted un inquilino que necesita representación legal? ¿Tiene preguntas sobre los desalojos durante COVID-19, qué protecciones están vigentes y cómo pueden o no afectarlo? Los Servicios Legales Comunitarios del Condado de Prince George tienen recursos para ayudar. #PGCCOVID19
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.