The Queen Anne’s County Housing Code is designed to protect the public health, safety and welfare in residential rental structures and premises by establishing minimum property maintenance standards.
Critical Workforce Mortgage Program:
This program offers second mortgages to homebuyers who meet program guidelines with employment and residency requirements.
In the past three years we have made 27 loans totaling $1,133,000 in assistance to workers in our critical work force.
Senior Citizen Repair Program:
This program is designed to repair serious health or safety hazards of owner-occupied homes of low- income senior citizens or handicapped persons. Due to limited donations, this program is limited to emergency repairs up to $200.
Maryland Special Loan Programs:
The Department of Housing and Community Services administers the State Special Loan programs, which provide loans and grants for wells, septic systems, lead paint removal, and all types of home repairs.
Homeless Prevention Program:
Provides emergency assistance to those who are homeless or about to become homeless.
The Queen Anne’s County Public Housing Authority manages Fisher Manor, a townhouse development.
25 large family units.
Riverside Estates is a low/moderate-income rental development located on Riverside Drive in Chester.
23 two-bedroom townhouses.
Riverside Estates Phase II:
The County is in the process of awarding a contract for the design of phase II of the Riverside Estates development.
Grasonville Terrace is a low/moderate income rental community for people over 62 years of age. It is located on Main Street in Grasonville.
34 single-bedroom units.
Terrapin Grove is a low/moderate income rental community for people over 62 years of age. Terrapin Grove adjoins the Percy Thomas Senior Center in Stevensville.
Section 8 Rental Assistance Program:
The Section 8 Existing Program is a federally funded rental assistance program for very-low- income families, elderly, and handicapped / disabled individuals.
Family Self-Sufficiency Program:
The FSS Program combines individual family counseling and training with financial incentives to aid and encourage families to become financially independent and get off of all Public Assistance Programs.
Rental Allowance Program (RAP):
The Rental Allowance Program provides monthly rental allowance payments on a short-term basis to low-income persons and households who are homeless or have critical or emergency needs. The goal of the RAP program is to assist such persons and households to move from homelessness or temporary emergency housing into more permanent housing, and after a 12-month period of housing assistance, to return to self-sufficiency.
Scattered Site Housing Program:
This program enables low income families who are working their way off of public assistance an opportunity to become homeowners.
10 units (includes 4 HC at GT)
Housing Opportunities for People With Aids (HOPWA)
This program provides rental assistance for low income residents who are HIV positive. 3 HH
Emergency Food & Shelter National Board Program (FEMA):
This program provides emergency assistance to low-income residents of Queen Anne’s County. Funds are being used for food and to help displaced persons find suitable housing.
Victoria Park at Centreville
Proposed 95 units of Elderly Housing
Assisted living complex
The Housing Authority purchased a building in Sudlersville to be renovated and used as a 16 bed Assisted living complex.