The affordable housing resource list is a centralized place to find the best and most applicable funding sources for your jurisdiction’s housing needs. As a part of the Models and Guidelines (M&G) website, the resource list is divided into the following funding and assistance categories; Federal, State, Local/County, Foundational, and Technical Assistance. To add or suggest another housing resource, please contact Joe Griffiths at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The resource list not only demonstrates how funds can be utilized in the implementation phase but can also aid as planning strategies are being developed. If so desired, goals, objectives, policies, and strategies can be pulled directly from the resources. Many grant funders also look for specific references to the type of funding a jurisdiction will leverage while considering the grant being pursued. As a jurisdiction develops specific ideas and concepts for improvements to help elevate the importance of housing, their comprehensive plan will be more relevant to more grant opportunities.
The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) aims to build upon existing resources and the work of established agencies and organizations in the fields of housing planning, affordable housing development, and project funding. Department staff are not housing planning experts but do have specific insights on how successful strategies used elsewhere can be applied to the unique comprehensive planning structure and requirements of Maryland. Where applicable, the M&G suggest that Maryland jurisdictions consider outside resources while developing their housing elements and implementation strategies.
Note: Planning is sharing these resources to provide Maryland’s jurisdictions with as many different sources of information as possible to address housing planning needs. By including them in this M&G does not, however, indicate the department’s approval of all the suggestions they contain, nor mean that Planning is aligned with an organization in any way.
Some examples include:
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