Business, Family, Politics

Governor Hogan announces $200 million affordable housing package to address rising costs

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that more than $200 million in financing tools and new programs will be made available to create new affordable housing opportunities in the state. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will administer the funds to produce more than 6,000 additional units statewide amid rising construction costs and interest rates. “During …


Police/Fire, Politics

Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan announces nearly $10 million for Community Safety Works awards

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced nearly $10 million in grant awards through the new Community Safety Works program to more than 300 business districts and nonprofit organizations across Maryland, advancing a key plank of the governor’s Re-Fund The Police Initiative. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Community Safety Works awards grants to encourage …


16 Baltimore County businesses among second round of Project Restore grant recipients

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced the second round of recipients for Project Restore, a $25 million economic recovery initiative that provides financial incentives to revitalize vacant retail and commercial space. In this round of awards, 209 businesses will receive $5.2 million in rental subsidies and $9.3 million in business operations grants over the next two years, totaling $14.5 …

Governor Hogan presents FY 2023 budget focused on tax relief, education, relief for underserved Marylanders [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday presented his Fiscal Year 2023 (FY 2023) surplus budget, which strengthens the state’s Rainy Day Fund to record levels, delivers major tax relief to retirees and working families, expands relief for vulnerable Marylanders, makes record investment in K-12 education and school construction, increases funding for the Maryland Park Service, fully funds Chesapeake Bay restoration, …

Governor Hogan announces enhanced benefits for utility, electric assistance to address rise in heating costs

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that, to address the rise in heating costs, recipients of the state’s utility and electric assistance will receive enhanced benefits during this home heating season. The state is also increasing funding for weatherization assistance programs to improve energy conservation. “The relief we are announcing today will help our most vulnerable residents keep up …

Access to Counsel in Evictions Task Force releases first annual report

BALTIMORE, MD—This week, the Maryland Access to Counsel in Evictions Task Force released its first annual report to the Governor and Maryland General Assembly regarding funding and implementation of the statewide access to counsel in evictions program. The Task Force was created by the General Assembly with members appointed by Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, and it is staffed …

Governor Hogan announces opening of Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the launch of the $248 million Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund, which will be administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to support mortgage relief, home repairs, housing counseling, and legal services. “Across Maryland, there are homeowners who are struggling to keep up with their mortgage payments due to the …

11 Baltimore County businesses among first round of Project Restore grant recipients

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced the first round of awardees for Project Restore, a $25 million economic recovery initiative that provides financial incentives for small businesses and commercial developers to revitalize vacant retail and commercial space. A total of 144 businesses in 23 jurisdictions will receive $3.6 million in rental subsidies and $7.2 million in business operations grants …