Housing & Community Development
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.
Largo, MD --- At 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 10th, the lines of people forming to attend the 2017 Prince George's County Housing Fair was already out of the door of the Sports and Learning Center and headed down the parking lot. Home buyers, home owners, renters and others came out to take advantage of the free information and a chance to speak with housing industry professionals on a wide variety of topics that could educate and inform attendees about the home buying process and home ownership.
"We had a terrific turnout this year!," said Eric C. Brown, Director of the Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development. "The success of this event could not have been possible without the support from our County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, our partners, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and our sponsors, Bank of America and Wells Fargo."
During the Mid-Day Event, Maryland State Senator Joanne Benson, Prince George's County Councilman Todd Turner and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development D.C. Field Office Director Marvin Turner brought greetings to the thousands of people who attended the Housing Fair. After their remarks, County Executive Baker pulled the names of four winners of the home buyer assistance raffle, where each winner would receive up to $10,000 toward the down payment and closing cost for their first home.
The Prince George's County Housing Fair is one of the County's largest events. The Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development thanks all of its partners, sponsors, exhibitors, panelists and workshop leaders for helping to make this event possible.