Government Shutdown and BRHP Operations
Updated: January 18, 2019
The Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership (BRHP) continues to operate normally during the government shutdown. BRHP receives most of its funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which is affected by the shutdown. However, BRHP has received funding from HUD for January and February payments to landlords and tenants, and has reserves on hand for payments through March. If the shutdown continues beyond March, BRHP will make every effort to continue to provide payments and maintain normal operations. BRHP will continue to communicate updates as the situation changes in the coming weeks.
The Baltimore Housing Mobility Program
The Baltimore Housing Mobility Program, operated by the Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership (BRHP) combines federal housing vouchers with mobility counseling to assist families from Baltimore City who are interested in moving to communities of opportunity throughout Central Maryland make a successful move. BRHP assists qualified families to move from areas of concentrated poverty and obtain high quality and affordable housing in communities with strong schools, low crime, and ample job opportunities and to overcome barriers that have traditionally excluded voucher families from these neighborhoods.
BRHP’s housing vouchers can be used regionally - in high opportunity areas in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties, in addition to Baltimore City. Unlike regular voucher programs, we also provide extensive counseling to our participants, most of whom are residents of low-income neighborhoods in Baltimore when they enter the program. The program primarily serves families with children under eight years old, which maximizes the educational benefits that opportunity areas provide.
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