WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Kweisi Mfume, Jamie B. Raskin, and Glenn Ivey (all D-Md.) today announced $1,449,000 in federal funding for NeighborWorks America to support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs in Maryland. NeighborWorks supports and enhances a network of local and regional nonprofit partners to bring together residents, private-sector business leaders, and local government to forge solutions to community development and affordable housing.
“Access to quality, affordable homes is critical to the health, safety, and wellbeing of our communities. With these funds, NeighborWorks will be able to build more affordable housing, repair and rehab outdated homes, and assist Marylanders with their housing needs. This investment will provide a crucial lifeline for Marylanders seeking a place to call home, and we’ll continue working to provide resources like these to our communities,” said the lawmakers.
- $474,000 for the Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, Inc.
- $471,000 for the Montgomery Housing Partnership, Inc.
- $252,000 for the Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
- $252,000 for the St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development also recently announced $88,457,180 in annual formula grants for Maryland to further strengthen efforts to provide critical funding for affordable housing, community development, and homeless assistance.
In the last fiscal year, NeighborWorks America and the NeighborWorks network generated $10.8 billion in direct investment in communities across the country, providing 415,800 housing and counseling services. To learn more about the network organizations in Maryland, please see their network directory here.