Welcome to the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County…We are located in central Maryland just south of Baltimore and east of Washington, DC on the banks of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay! The Commission is dedicated to strengthening communities and improving the lives of Anne Arundel County citizens focusing on the ownership, management, sustainability and preservation of affordable housing. Established in 1968, the Housing Commission is proud to have offered 50 years of affordable housing and related services to low and moderate income citizens of Anne Arundel County. The agency currently provides assistance to nearly 3,000 families throughout the county in effort to fulfill our mission to provide quality housing choices and affordable communities.
The Governor and the County Executive have both declared EMERGENCY STATUS in our county and
For your safety, you are asked to be prepared now for the COVID-19 virus and follow all protocol for safety so that you stay well.
The Housing Commission will keep all buildings and functions operational, however we must do it from remote locations and employees may only be on site for isolated periods of time and will avoid contact with residents
There will be no face-to-face meetings or appointments until further notice. Please contact your manager or agency contact via phone or email. A list is available HERE.
We will not complete routine work orders until further notice, however technicians will handle emergency situations. This is to protect everyone from possible virus interaction. If your repair is not an emergency, please understand that we will complete it when the crisis has passed.
We will not inspect units unless it is an emergency or to move into a vacant unit.
The agency will keep updates posted at this location
IMPORTANT – COVID-19 Rent Payment Policy
The Metamorphosis of our Portfolio: The HERITAGE Brand The Housing Commission will complete enhancements, upgrades and renovations at all of our public housing communities 2018-2023.
Utilizing the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program, the agency will convert all of it’s public housing communities to project based rental assistance. Acting as Developer, the agency has partnered with consultants, architecture and engineering firms and investors to complete all of the enhancements. Currently, Meade Village is projected to add 24 new market rate units; Freetown Village is projected to add 36 new market rate units; creating communities with greater income diversity. Work at these communities is expected to commence in 2018!
Pinewood Village, Pinewood East, Glen Square and Stoney Hill (housing our elderly and disabled) will experience significant upgrades to units, common areas and systems. Financing Plans for these communities are expected to be completed in 2020 for renovations to begin later that year through 2023.
Each community will undergo a rebrand also under the Heritage umbrella, with new names and color schemes to identify them!
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Main Contact Phone Number – 410-222-6200
Please note that all offices will be CLOSED on the following dates:
Monday, January 20, 2020 – * – Monday, February 17, 2020 – * – Monday, May 25, 2020 – * – Friday, July 3, 2020
Monday, September 7, 2020 – * – Wednesday, November 11, 2020 – * – Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, 2020
Friday, December 25, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021
- IMPORTANT NEWS!!
- NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING–Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. for comment on the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County’s Five Year Agency Plan and Annual Update of the Agency Plan to include the Capital Fund Program as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Agency Plan will be available for review over the next 45 days at the Commission’s Administrative offices located at: 7477 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.The Public Hearing will be held at our Administrative Offices located at 7477 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie, MD 21061. Any person wishing to comment on the Commission’s Agency Plan may file his or her comments in writing with the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Housing Commission at 7477 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 no later than Friday, March 6, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. All comments will be included in the final plan before submittal to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- Grand Re-Opening for Freetown Village Redevelopment celebrated The Housing Commission dramatically renovates 154 and adds 36 new units of quality affordable housing to Anne Arundel County inventory State and local officials celebrated the opening of Freetown Village, new units and redevelopment of the community. The development was achieved through collaboration and partnerships with HCAAC. Speakers at the event included Clifton C. Martin, III, CEO, HCAAC; Michael Hale, Director of Modernization, HCAAC; John Maneval, Department of Housing & Community Development; Steuart Pittman, County Executive, Anne Arundel County; Danny Boyd, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, HCAAC. Existing renovations were completed in 154 townhouses and apartments, including energy efficient systems, upgraded kitchens and bathrooms and new flooring and windows. Freetown Village also adds 36 affordable apartments serving individuals and families. The development includes new, two and three-bedroom apartments in a balanced mix of garden apartments.
- ****NOTICE OF BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING***** The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 20, at 11 AM ET.****—>BOARD MEETING AGENDA04-20***NOTE: The Board reserves the right to invoke the Open Meeting Act Provisions to close a meeting under Article 3-305(b). **MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT 7477 BALTIMORE-ANNAPOLIS BLVD, GLEN BURNIE, MD 20161 – 3RD FLOOR.**
- ->RECENTLY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTED THAT MARYLAND PUBLIC HOUSING COMMUNITIES SCORED LOWEST IN THE NATION ON INSPECTIONS! Please note that our communities over the past 7 years have received an average inspection score of 87%; scoring as high as 94% some years. HCAAC never failed an inspection during this period.
- ->HOUSING COMMISSION RECEIVES 2020 HUD AWARD for the FAMILY SELF SUFFICIENCY program! This program will receive over $206,000 for staff salaries to assist families with their educational, vocational and homeownership opportunities
- ->The Housing Commission receives HIGH PERFORMER AWARD for FY 2014 through 2019 under HUD’s Section Eight Management Assessment Program! Congratulations to the staff, owners and program recipients!