The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation's Affordable Rental Housing Opportunities Initiative for Persons with Disabilities

Funding for eligible projects under this initiative includes a $2 million grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and financial assistance from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) through its Multifamily Rental Housing Program. Capital grants are available as an incentive for owners of eligible rental housing developments with significant non-profit involvement to designate units for occupancy at affordable rents specifically for very low-income persons with disabilities. Eligible tenants will pay 30% of their income to rent and utilities.

Who is Eligible?

  • People with disabilities who are:
  • Between the ages of 18 and 62
  • SSI or SSDI recipients or current applicants
  • Have a gross household income at or between 15-30 percent of Area Median Income (AMI) in the Maryland county in which they wish to reside
  • Not be a convicted sex offender
    Not have been convicted of possession of Methamphetamines on Public Housing Authority-owned property

How to Apply

Contact your Case Manager
Your case manager will complete the pre-screening and application for you.

Contact the Maryland Department of Disabilities
410-767-3660
housinginfo.mdod@maryland.gov