Housing & Community Development

Government Agencies
The Department of Housing and Community Development is comprised of three governmental agencies:
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County Chartered Department

The Housing Authority and the Redevelopment Authority are quasi-governmental agencies, whereas the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) serves as the County chartered department responsible for the administration of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement programs, including Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) at the local level.

Ivy Community Charities of Prince George's County Renovates the Ivy Youth & Family Center to Expand Services

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The Ivy Community Charities (ICC) of Prince George's County, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive and systemic program of services designed to improve the academic, health, cultural and socio-economic status of disadvantaged youth and families residing in Prince George's County.  The organization was founded in 1986 as the philanthropic arm of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Iota Gamma Omega Chapter.

​The Ivy Renovation and Program Expansion Project supports the renovation of the Ivy Youth and Family Center located in Suitland, MD.  ICC purchased a 5,200 sq. ft. house built in the 1950's which is in the process of being renovated to more efficiently maintain its programs and administrative offices.  ICC provides of host of services under the umbrella of the Ivy League Program which includes:  providing shoes to needy children and teens; tutoring for elementary school children; mentoring for middle school girls; leadership development for teens; training for parents; supporting senior citizens; supplying clothing for men and women in new or different careers; providing college scholarships to high school seniors; as well as offering toys, clothes and gifts for military families and incarcerated parents.

​DHCD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) enables ICC to expand its services by increasing the number of youth and families that it serves and complete the renovations at the Ivy Youth and Family Center to create an energy efficient and technology-enhanced environment.​

For more information about this project, as well as other CDBG opportunities, please contact CDBG Portfolio Manager Katherine Carter – kscarter@co.pg.md.us

​For more information about the Ivy Community Charities of Prince George's County, call (301) 702-7312 or visit the website:  www.iccpgc.org