Housing & Community Development


EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ERAP)

DHCD is currently implementing the County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Prince George’s County is leading the state in the release of ERAP funds. If you have applied, be assured it is in the queue to be reviewed. 

Funding has not been exhausted, however DHCD has stopped accepting applications. DHCD experienced a backlog of applications and we have closed the application portal to allow time to process the applications on file and to ensure there is adequate funding to make payments on the existing applications. We encourage landlords and tenants to work together. Cooperating and working together could allow for more positive outcomes.  

If you submitted an ERAP application prior to the December 15, 2021 deadline date, and need to check the status of your application, please call the ERAP Hotline on (301) 883-6504 and press 9. 

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) will be open to the public by appointment. 

To schedule an in-person appointment, contact:

Kiara Jones at 301-883-6511 or kkjones@co.pg.md.us

The Prince George's County Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) is responsible for administering entitlement programs with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

DHCD is comprised of two divisions: 

Community Planning Development Division (CPD) - Responsible for administering federal entitlement programs designed to address the needs of low-to-moderate income residents of Prince George's County. These programs include: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Emergency Solution Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA)

Housing Development Division (HDD) - Responsible for: administering the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, which provides "gap" financing for real estate developers to build affordable housing developments for families and individuals with income below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI); the Housing Investment Trust Fund (HITF), an affordable housing production program that complements existing Federal and State efforts to increase and preserve the supply of decent, safe, and affordable housingthe Right of First Refusal Program (ROFR), which support the preservation of existing naturally occurring affordable housing in the County and ensures that low and moderate County renters can maintain residency as the County grows and prospers; and the Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Program, which are amounts paid to County Government by a real estate developer in place of taxes, most commonly property taxes, to incentivize the developers to build affordable housing.  

The Housing Development Division also supports the following programs: 

Pathway to Purchase Home Buyer Assistance Program - Through this program, eligible homebuyers are provided down payment and closing cost assistance to purchase residential properties in the County that are for sale, foreclosed, or owner-occupied short-sale. 

Single Family Homeowner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Program - funding is provided to support rehabilitation loans to homeowners for repairs up to $60,000. 

DHCD also supports the following program:

Prince George's County Housing Fair - This free event is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but each Spring, attendees learn about the home buying process and speak with industry experts to find out about the County's rental properties and senior properties.