Housing & Community Development

Government Agencies


The Department of Housing and Community Development is comprised of three governmental agencies:

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.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Housing Authority of Prince George’s County, located at 9200 Basil Court, Largo, MD, is closed to the public but open for business via phone, internet and e-mail.  Please be patient as we seek to serve you as soon as possible. If you need to reach a person on our staff, please click on the word Directory in the right column to search for the person’s name or the department. We look forward to serving you.  Thank you. 

         EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM RE-LAUNCH

         APPLICATION DEADLINE:  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2020

On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will re-launch the Emergency Rental Assistance program for renters experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Through the re-launch of the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program, eligible owners, landlords or property managers, with valid county rental licenses, can apply on behalf of their tenants to receive financial assistance for past due rental payments dating back to April 1, 2020. Funding for this program will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.  DHCD encourages you to apply immediately.  The deadline for applications is Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Re-Launch

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

UTILITY ASSISTANCE

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 BGE: https://www.bge.com/MyAccount/CustomerSupport/Pages/AssistancePrograms.aspx

For PEPCO: https://www.pepco.com/MyAccount/CustomerSupport/Pages/MD/AssistancePrograms(MD).aspx

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.  

Landlord-Tenant Code Prohibition of Rent Increases, Rental Terminations and Late Fees During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis


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

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Senior Fact Sheet COVID-19

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.

Development Projects Map Viewer