Community Development

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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.

Harford County’s 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 FY2017 (FFY2016) Annual Action Plan was submitted to HUD for review on May 13, 2016.

Our Consolidated Plan (PDF) describes how Harford 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.

Click here to view the DRAFT of the FY2018-FY2020 (FFY2017-FFY2019) Harford County Consolidated Plan. Citizens are invited to submit written comments on the FY2018-FY2020 (FFY2017-FFY2019) Consolidated Plan from April 15, 2017 through May 15, 2017 to:  Leonard Parrish, Director, Harford County Housing & Community Development, 15 South Main Street, Bel Air, Maryland 21014.  Copies of the plan will be available at the office of Harford County Housing & Community Development and at each Harford County Public Library branch. Copies of the plan are available in an alternative format or language by contacting Harford County Housing & Community Development at 410-638-3045.

Public Comment on the DRAFT FY2018-FY2020 (FFY2017-FFY2019) Consolidated Plan will be held on the following dates, at the times and locations listed: April 17, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m., Harford County Housing & Community Development Office, 15 South Main Street, Bel Air, Maryland 21014; April 17, 2017 @ 2:00-3:00 p.m., Edgewood Library, 629 Edgewood Road, Edgewood, Maryland 21040; April 24, 2017 @ 3:00-4:00 p.m., Whiteford Library, 2407 Whiteford Road, Whiteford, Maryland 21160; April 24, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m., City of Aberdeen, City Hall, 60 North Parke Street, Aberdeen, Maryland 21001; May 1, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Town of Bel Air, Town Hall, 39 Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, Maryland 21014; May 1, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m., City of Havre de Grace, City Hall, 711 Pennington Avenue, Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078.

If you require special accommodations, or language assistance please call 410-638-3045 or Maryland Relay 711 (voice/tty). 

Continuum of Care Notices


*NEW:  The FFY17 Emergency Solutions Grant  Application is now available.  

FFY2017 ESG Application Documents:
Application Guidance
Program Estimates and Budget
Service Provider Application
Service Provider Signature Page

All applications are due back to Harford County Housing & Community Development by April 14, 2017, 1:00 pm.


The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced the FFY2016 Continuum of Care Project Awards. Find Harford County's results here.   Read HUD's full announcement here. 

For more information, please contact Renee Duzan at rlduzan@harfordcountymd.gov

Anyone interested in reviewing Harford County’s application or rank and review policy, please contact Barbara Richardson at bwrichardson@harfordcountymd.gov.