Housing Assistance

Keeping a Roof Over the Heads of Howard County Residents

Community Action Council of Howard County offers housing assistance to low-income Howard County residents. Assistance includes eviction prevention (providing individuals and families with one-time financial grants), First Month’s Rent (assists with paying the first month’s rent when an individual or family is moving into a new home), One Month’s Rent (assists with paying one month’s rent past due), or assistance with other housing emergencies.

Eligibility Requirements

2015-2016 INCOME ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS –FOR
EVICTION AND FIRST MONTH’S RENT

Household Size Maximum Monthly Income Standards Maximum Yearly Income Standards
1 $1,716 $20,598
2 $2,323 $27,878
3 $2,930 $35,158
4 $3,536 $42,438
5 $4,143 $49,718
6 $4,750 $56,998
Each additional
person add
$607 $7,280

How to Apply

Howard County residents living in the 20723, 20763, and 20759 zip codes at the North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center located at: 9900 Washington Blvd, Laurel, MD 20723 in order to receive services.

Residents of all other zip codes are seen at the Gateway Office located at: 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, 2nd floor, Columbia, MD 21046.

What to Bring

WHAT TO BRING

  • Picture Identification for applicant and spouse (if applicable).
  • Social Security Cards for all members of the household.
  • Proof of gross income for 30 days prior to the date of the application.
    • Pay Stubs
    • 1 if paid monthly, 2 if paid bi-weekly or twice a month, 4 if paid weekly.
    • Letter on employer’s letterhead indicating gross income for the period.
    • Social Security, SSI or Pension Award Letter.
  • Lease/Mortgage Statement
  • Judgment for Eviction.

Please call us at 410-313-6440 with any questions.

What to Expect When You Apply

For what to expect when you apply, click here.

Disclaimer

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