Housing Information

Secure, affordable housing options are important to older adults and individuals with disabilities to have equal opportunities to participate in their communities, increase independence, exercise personal choice, manage their health, and age in place.  Lack of affordable housing is a major barrier for older adults and people with disabilities residing in nursing facilities who are eligible to receive long term supportive services in the community.
Many people with disabilities receive Social Security benefits as primary or sole sources of income. In Priced Out in 2014, a study conducted by the Technical Assistance Collaborative and The Consortium for Concerned Citizens with Disabilities, it’s calculated that the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Maryland is 146% of the monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment, making it impossible for people receiving SSI to rent a one-bedroom apartment without some form of rental assistance.  
Direct Express card (external link) 
·         Used for individuals who do not have a checking or savings account to access their Social Security payments electronically.
Affordable Housing Programs for People with Disabilities and Low Incomes
The following programs serve people with disabilities who have low incomes. They are administered in partnership with Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and Maryland Department of Disabilities.
Please note that the criteria described below are subject to additions or modifications. This list should not be considered comprehensive or all-inclusive. Applicants are drawn from the Waiting List as units that meet their needs become available.
Please click on a link below to learn more about these programs.