Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Programs
Home Ownership Preservation Program
The Home Ownership Preservation Program (HOPP) provides up to $30,000 to homeowners for health, safety, energy efficiency and accessibility repairs in qualified, owner-occupied homes. Households under 50% of the area median income (AMI) can receive up to $50,000 in services. There are income and eligibility requirements. DHCD has partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Maryland to administer this program.
Sidney Banks, a County resident, was able to use the HOPP program to make his home more accessible and make some "much needed" repairs to his home: video clip
Home preservation services may include the following: roofing and
gutters, electrical repair, plumbing repair, tree removal, stairlift and accessibility equipment, HVAC replacement and repair, water heater replacement/repair, and more.
All interested parties MUST submit an inquiry either via Habitat for Humanity's website or by mail (by contacting them at 301-990-0014 x 19). Applications can only be forwarded to those recorded on their inquiry list.
Please visit the HOPP website for additional information.
Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Program
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has partnered with the Redevelopment Authority of Prince George's County and Housing Initiative Partnership (HIP) to offer the Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Program (HRAP). HRAP is a home improvement program to assist eligible Prince George's County home owners with health and safety home repairs. Home owners may qualify for HRAP home loans for up to $60,000. This loan has a 0% interest rate and no monthly payment. Eligible home owners:
- Must own and occupy a home in Prince George’s County
- Must be current on mortgage payments, property taxes and property insurance
- Cannot have any current liens, judgments, or recent bankruptcy
- Cannot have an “underwater” mortgage
- Total household income may not exceed the program limits
Eligible HRAP home repairs include:
- Health Hazards: Lead, mold and asbestos abatement
- Safety and Code Compliance repairs: Roof, electrical systems, plumbing, and flooring
- Energy Efficiency: Windows, insulation, air sealing, siding
- ADA related improvements: Ramps, grab bars, railings
- Other improvements considered
For more information and income eligibility requirements, visit HIP's HRAP website.
Maryland Housing Rehabilitation Program
The State of Maryland's Department of Housing and Community Development also offers a housing rehabilitation program. DHCD encourages all interested homeowners to apply to the Maryland Housing Rehabilitation Program.
For more information about the Maryland Housing Rehabilitation Program, call 800-638-7781 and ask to speak to the Special Loan Program representative.
Maryland WholeHome Program
The Maryland WholeHome Program can help you make valuable repairs and enhancements to your home that can lower your family’s monthly utility bills and improve your quality of life.
Maryland WholeHome grants and loans can be used to upgrade to energy efficient appliances, repair or replace heating and cooling systems, replace insulation, add accessibility features for seniors or those with special needs, remove lead paint, upgrade plumbing, and address structural and maintenance issues. With low-interest rate loans and grants, having a healthier home that saves money is easier than ever.
Visit the Maryland WholeHome Program website for more information.
Prince George’s County affirmatively promotes equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, ethnic or national origin, disability, or familial status in admission or access to benefits in programs or activities.