The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that Maryland will be the recipient of $2.5 million in housing counseling grants. The grants go towards community organizations that help low and moderate-income families in improving their living conditions including helping them navigate the home buying process and avoiding mortgage scams, foreclosures, and high interest rates.
“This is a smart investment in helping families find and keep their homes,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “Quite simply, knowledge is power. We know that armed with the information they need, those who receive counseling services are far more successful in buying, renting or avoiding foreclosure.”
Organizations receiving the grants include the Arundel Community Development Service, Inc. in Annapolis, the Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center in Baltimore and the Harford County Housing Agency in Bel Air.