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Housing Resources

The state and national resources listed below contain information to aid those with disabilties seeking housing.

Maryland Resources

Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. (BNI)
Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. (BNI) ensures justice in housing for all people in the State of Maryland through fair housing and tenant-landlord programs and public information activities.

Department of Housing and Community Development: Homeownership for Individuals with Disabilities Program
This resource provides information about the Homeownership for Individuals with Disabilities Program which is available statewide and offered through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

Home Modifications Directory
The Home Modifications Directory is a guide that provides useful information on home modification resources throughout the State of Maryland including: Equipment Supplies, Funding Sources and Loan Programs, Home Assessment/Equipment Evaluations, Information and Referral, Licensed Home Improvement Contractors, and Volunteer Organizations.

Housing Rights for People with Disabilities
The Maryland Department of Disabilities provides important resources regarding fair housing in the state.

Maryland Housing and Disability Services Resource Guide (2011)
This guide offers general information about organizations that provide services and/or housing resources to people with disabilities. Please call specific agencies to verify updated information.

Maryland Housing Search
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development provides a free online service for locating available rental housing that best fits individual and family needs.

National Resources

Affordable Housing Online
Search affordable apartments using this housing online database. Find information about your state’s Section 8 and Public Housing waitlists as well as most frequently asked questions related to public housing.

Housing Choice Vouchers
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding Housing Choice Vouchers. The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the individuals with disabilities to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.

Housing Discrimination Complaint
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides an online form for filing a housing discrimination complaint.

Planning for Yourself: Renting a Home of Your Own
This guide is helpful for those who are renting a home of their own for the first time. It includes a checklist of things to accomplish and keep in mind throughout the renting process.

Not Finding What You Need?

A Resource Coordinator is available to assist you in finding disability resources by phone or email:

• 800-390-3372
• TTY MD Relay 711

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