Community Development Division

Draft 2020 Fair Housing Analysis Released for Public Comment

The City of Annapolis has joined with a group of six local governments, five public housing authorities (PHAs), and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) to release for public comment a draft 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in the Baltimore Region (AI).

You can click here to view the full draft 2020 fair housing analysis on the BMC website. This analysis uses data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other sources to identify impediments to housing choice for populations protected under the Fair Housing Act and proposed action steps to be incorporated into jurisdictional Consolidated Plans and PHA plans that begin July 1, 2020.

The 30-day public comment period ends on March 31, 2020. Please submit comments by email to housing@baltometro.org.

The participants in this fair housing analysis will also hold a Public Hearing on Monday, March 23, 6:00 pm at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council office, 1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21230. Click here for directions to BMC. 

The hearing location is ADA accessible. If you wish to attend and require a special accommodation (e.g. interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing or interpreter for persons with limited English proficiency), please contact Dan Pontious at dpontious@baltometro.org or 410.732.0500 x1055 no later than March 17.  

If you have any questions specific to the City of Annapolis, please contact Sally Nash at 410-260-2200.

What We Do

  • The Community Development Division administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the City. CDBG is a federal grant the City provides to help low-income homeowners make repairs to their homes and provide social services to organizations that serve low-income populations in Annapolis.
  • We administer the City’s moderate income housing program, called the Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) program. MPDU requires that a portion of units in new residential developments be affordable.
  • Plus, we administer state programs which provide funds for homelessness and housing and community development projects and oversee the implementation of the Clay Street Revitalization Plan.

Services We Provide

  • Provide grants to community and social service agencies
  • Facilitate the annual CDBG application process for federal funds
  • Provide rehabilitation assistance to low and moderate income homeowners through the City’s Single-Family Rehabilitation Program to ensure City residents’ homes are safe, healthy, and habitable
  • Oversee the City’s Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) Program which provides below market price homes for sale and for rent for households at 100% of median income and below
  • Apply for and administer state grants which help operate homeless shelters and fund other community development projects