Community Development

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The Harford County Department of Housing & Community Development's
The FY2023/FFY2022 Approved Annual Action Plan is available. Funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the CDBG and HOME programs provide funds for a variety of housing and community development activities that principally benefit low and moderate-income residents. The AAP is the County’s yearly application for funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the CDBG and HOME programs provide funds for a variety of housing and community development activities that principally benefit low and moderate-income residents. The FY2022/FFY2021 AAP is the second AAP under the approved five (5) Year Consolidated Plan.

UPDATES

Notice of Public Hearing and Comment - FY2025/FFY2024 Annual Action Plan Needs Assessment AND Substantial Amendment to FY2024/FFY2023 Annual Action Plan. 

Harford County invites citizens to attend a public needs assessment hearing and provide comment regarding the use of these federal funds on January 9, 2024 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Edgewood Recreation and Community Center, 1980 Brookside Drive, Edgewood, MD 21040. Harford County will hold a second hearing on January 16, 2024 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm in the conference room at 15 S Main St, Bel Air, MD 21014. In case of inclement weather, the Edgewood meeting will be rescheduled for January 16, 2024 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm and the Bel Air meeting will be rescheduled to January 23, 2024 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Citizens unable to attend the public hearing are invited to submit written comments regarding the use of FY2025 community development funding to: Barbara Richardson, Director, Harford County Department of Housing and Community Services, 15 South Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014, or via email to: commdev@harfordcountymd.gov. Comments must be received by February 9, 2024.

Harford County will also present its substantial amendment to the FY2024/FFY2023 Annual Action Plan, which plans to reallocate funds toward the construction and revitalization of public sites in the Southern County Taskforce area.

Harford County, Maryland has prepared its FY2024/FFY2023 Annual Action Plan – DRAFT. HUD announced it will award the County $1,136,408 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and $513,265 in Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds. 

 More on CDBG/HOME funds and the FY2024/FFY2023 Application process.

About Community Development

Community Development aids in finding resources available to allow public service needs, neighborhood revitalization, capital projects, and human service needs to be addressed in our county. Our consolidated plan is mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the Community Planning and Development formula block grant programs such as: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program. The plan provides a concise summary of the actions, activities, and specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used by the county to benefit low- and moderate-income residents of Harford County, as well as the Town of Bel Air, the City of Aberdeen, and the City of Havre de Grace. The Harford County Annual Action Plan describes how the county will use federal, state, and local funds to address the housing and community development needs of the low- to moderate-income in our community during each fiscal year. Harford County’s FY2021 (FFY2020) Annual Action Plan was approved by HUD on September 15, 2020 and can be found in the last section of the FY21-25 Consolidated Plan.