Partnership Rental Housing Program - Maryland

The purpose of Maryland's Partnership Rental Housing Program is to expand the supply of affordable housing for low-income households. Projects financed through the Partnership Rental Housing Program typically involve a partnership between State and local governments. The program is administered by Maryland DHCD. 

The Partnership Program provides loans for rental housing that will be occupied by households with incomes at or below 50% of the statewide median. Loan amounts are limited to $75,000 per unit for large projects and up to $2 million (without a per unit cap) for small projects (per the guide, small projects = 40 units). The department reserves the right to establish the amount of Partnership Rental Housing Program funding to be made available for individuals with disabilities or special needs units, on an annual or per project basis, and these amounts may be different from the limits established for governmental Partnership Rental Housing Program funding requests. If Partnership Rental Housing Program funding is requested in conjunction with other department funds, the application requirements and applicable deadlines of the other funding must be met.

ELIGIBLE TYPES OF HOUSING:

New construction and acquisition or rehabilitation of rental housing are eligible activities. Rental housing may include apartment buildings, townhouses, single-family homes, single room occupancy buildings and shared housing facilities.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS:

Local governments, housing authorities and entities which are owned in part by a local government or housing authority may apply for Partnership Rental Housing Program funds. The local government must make a contribution of the land or a contribution of equal value from non-state resources. The local participant must manage the project or arrange for another party to manage the project. Non-governmental entities are eligible applicants for Partnership Rental Housing Program funds to be used for individuals with disabilities or special needs units.

Contributed By: 
National Housing Trust

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