Housing & Community Development

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

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.

CDBG Recipient Makes Needed Improvements for over 6,400 Residents

CDBG funds helped The City of Greenbelt complete much needed renovations to the Springhill Lake Recreation Center, which provides recreation opportunities including basketball, soccer and computer training for approximately 6,400 youths and seniors annually. The Springhill Lake Recreation Center is located in a densely populated part of the city in which a majority of the residents are low-to-moderate income. Over $200,000 in block grant funds were used to provide upgrades to the facility including restrooms, energy efficient windows and roofing, computer lab furnishings, as well as interior and exterior improvements such as painting and new siding.

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