Housing projects in Edgewood, Havre de Grace to receive government funding

Mar. 13—Government funding has been announced for housing projects in Edgewood and Havre de Grace.

Gov. Wes Moore announced $13.4 million in funds for affordable housing projects March 1 following a Board of Public Works meeting.

Of those funds, $3.4 million from the Rental Housing Works program will support the construction of an Edgewood age-restricted apartment community of 68 units.

"These programs are critical and effective state initiatives that create or preserve affordable housing rental units in communities across our state," Moore said in a news release.

The Havre de Grace Housing Authority will also receive more than $178,000 as part of the $34.8 million in public housing funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Public Housing Capital Fund Formula Grant Awards for fiscal 2023.

The funding will help finance, develop and modernize public housing projects for each recipient.

A statement from the Maryland congressional delegation reads: "Providing access to high-quality, affordable housing is critical in every community in our state. Having the assurance of a place to call home gives Maryland workers and families the ability to seek greater opportunity and prosperity."