Housing Commission Response to COVID-19:

The Howard County Housing Commission is committed to serving its clients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  For more information and for all Housing Choice Voucher Residents, please click here.

Financial Counseling:

Having problems paying your rent because of COVID-19 related loss of income? Making Change will help you create a budget that includes rental payments that are affordable for your family. Use this budget as the basis for negotiating rental payments with your landlord. To request an appointment, complete the form here.

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Live Enrollment Webinars:

Click here for more info.

Seeking Comments on Annual Plan

The Housing Commission is seeking comments on its proposed Annual Plan, which includes changes to the Administrative Plan. The Plan governs the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Comments will be accepted through close of business on September 14, 2022, by electronic mail at info@househoward.org or by writing to:

​   Director, Rental Assistance Division

   Howard County Housing Commission

   9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 100

   Columbia, MD 21046

​A public hearing for further comment will be held at 10:00 a.m. on September 15, 2022, via Zoom. The Zoom address will be posted at a later date. Please write to info@househoward.org with any questions. You may click on the link below for a copy of the Annual Plan. The Plan will also be available at the Commission's office at the address above from Monday through Thursday during regular business hours.

Click here for the Annual Plan

Move Your Voucher to Another Unit:

Housing Choice Voucher clients, do you wish to move your voucher to another unit?  Click here to get your move started 

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Food Benefits in Maryland  

P-EBT benefits were designed to support students engaged in virtual instruction, due to the pandemic, by providing a food benefits to replace missed school meals.  See the flyer for eligibility rules and more info. Click here for the flyer.

Past Due Rent? Apply for Eviction Prevention Funds:

The Howard County Housing Commission is providing rental assistance payments directly to landlords for unpaid rents.  Click here to see if you are eligible and to apply.