Community Development

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Community Development aids in finding resources available to allow public service needs, neighborhood revitalization, capital projects, and human service needs to be addressed in our county.

Our Consolidated Plan (PDF) is a U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development federally mandated plan that serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the Community Planning and Development formula block grant programs such as:  Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program. The plan provides a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used by the County to benefit low and moderate income residents of Harford County, as well as the Town of Bel Air, the City of Aberdeen, and the City of Havre de Grace.  

Harford County’s Annual Action Plan, describes how the County will use federal, state, and local funds to address the housing and community development needs of the low to moderate income in our community during each fiscal year. Harford County’s FY2019 (FFY2018) Annual Action Plan was approved by HUD on August 7, 2018.

Continuum of Care Notices


The application period for the Homeless Solutions Program is now closed. Please contact Renee Duzan at with any questions or concerns.

Rank and Review Process

Anyone interested in reviewing Harford County’s application or rank and review policy, please contact Barbara Richardson at

FY2018/FFY2017 CAPER DRAFT Notice


The Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development has prepared the FY2018 (FFY2017) Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) DRAFT for Harford County, Maryland. The CAPER is a Federally mandated annual report focusing on housing and community development issues and strategies undertaken for the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 by the County using the following Federally Funded programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), program. The FY2018 (FFY2017) allocations for these programs were as follows: CDBG- $945,668; HOME- $313,222.

Citizens are invited to submit written comments on the FY2018 (FFY2017) CAPER from September 11, 2018 through September 26, 2018 to: Leonard Parrish, Director, Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development, 15 South Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014. Printed copies of the report will be available at the Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development located at 15 South Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014, or 2021-D Pulaski Highway Havre de Grace, MD 21078.

Please click HERE to view the PDF DRAFT version of the CAPER.  Additional printed copies will be available with the City of Aberdeen, the Town of Bel Air, the City of Havre de Grace, and at each Harford County Public Library branch.

Public Comment for the FY2018 (FFY2017) (CAPER) will be held on:

September 17, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.
Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development
15 South Main Street
Bel Air, Maryland 21014

If you require special accommodations, please call 410-638-3045 or Maryland Relay 711 (voice/tty). 

Please contact Chris Behles at or 410-638-3045 for any further guidance.