HCAAC Hours of OperationNOTICE - The Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County will be altering public office hours to 8:00AM - 4:30PM, Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, May 13th, 2013.
BOARD MEETING NOTICEThis is a notice that the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County will hold their board meeting on Thursday, April, 18 2013 at 8:30AM, at 7477 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie, MD 21061, in the third floor conference room. ***The Commissioners will have a closed session at the end of this board meeting***
SPECIAL BOARD MEETINGThe Board of Commissioners of the Housing Commission will be meeting at 8:30 AM on Monday, April 1, 2013 for the purpose of finalizing the submission of the Agency Plan for 2013. The meeting will be held at 7477 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd, 3rd Floor, Conference Room.
Special Needs Program
The Housing Commission is dedicated to providing a variety of rental subsidy programs to persons and families with disabilities. Since 1995, the agency has strived to create, design and fund several programs that allowed us to be the premier provider for those with special needs. A vital component of our overall mission is to continue to find avenues for additional programs and services.
HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS
The Housing Commission has provided this program to approximately 35 families each year. The county receives funds under a grant that is offered to the entire metropolitan area. This program has been extremely successful in allowing persons struggling with AIDS/HIV to find stable and suitable rental housing, and then be allowed to focus on improved or stabilized health, services and/or employment. This program is available to persons identified by the county health department, whose head of household or spouse are diagnosed with AIDS/HIV, and are on the verge of becoming, or are, homeless.
MAINSTREAM HOUSING PROGRAM
This program is a supplemental program to the Housing Choice Voucher program that maintains a focus on persons with disabilities. The Mainstream Housing Program mirrors the Housing Choice Voucher exactly, except for the limitation on eligibility. Eligible applicants must be designated as a low income family, whose Head or Spouse is a person with disability.
SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAMS
The Housing Commission added these programs during the last few years to assist in providing rental assistance to persons with disabilities who were homeless. This program is designed to provide assistance to applicants with disabilties who currently reside in homeless shelters, or have no permanent fixed address.
This was one of very first programs created nationwide to assist persons with disabilities transitioning from supervised medical facilities, nursing homes, rehab centers or other types of institutions back into residential communities. The Housing Commission secured financing with it's partner Arundel Community Development Services, Inc, to offer HOME funds for rental assistance. This program has several important restrictions, and is available to low income persons who are currently in a supervised facility waiting to move to a residential situation.
CONGREGATE HOUSING PROGRAMS
These services are provided to eligible residents who currently reside in Pinewood Village and Glen Square. Funding has been provided via the Office on Aging to provide limited meal, housekeeping, laundry and hygiene services to frail elderly residents of these communities. Residents must contact their Property Manager to obtain eligibility and application information for these services. Residents of other communites are eligible for these services, but must transfer to Pinewood Village or Glen Square for service provision.