BRHP Coronavirus (COVID-19) Operations Update
BRHP's office is closed to the public until further notice.
As you know, many agencies, businesses and events have significantly changed their operations in order to keep their staff and those they serve safe. BRHP is no different, and so we are asking you to do your part to keep the virus from spreading, and to keep you and your family from exposure. To that end, we are trying some new things, and pausing some of our normal practices. It is our highest priority to continue to provide payments on behalf of families, and we do not anticipate interruptions to those payments.
Temporary Changes to Operations (as of 5/5/2020)
Hotline number: 667-207-2100 (staff are available from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday)
- Effective April 13, 2020, BRHP adopted and enacted the following waivers allowing for temporary changes to reduce the impact of COVID -19: Notification of Adoption of Waivers Contained in Department of Housing and Urban Development Notice PIH 2020-05
- BRHP continues to suspend annual inspections through May 15, 2020, and continues to monitor conditions related to the pandemic to be able to revise the date accordingly. We are continuing to conduct inspections for initial move-ins and emergency inspections only. BRHP staff are in contact with property partners to reschedule.
- Unfortunately, many people may experience a temporary decrease in hours and wages, or job loss. BRHP is prioritizing income decrease changes, but it is important that you report this change as soon as possible. The sooner the change is reported, the better we can assist you. To report an income decrease, download the fillable Interim Change Packet and email to email@example.com. You can complete this form on your phone, tablet, or computer. To report another type of change, email the packet to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All documents should be submitted electronically. Do you need to send a document to BRHP? Scan and email to us using Genius Scan! Genius Scan is an easy way to scan and send documents, and can even handle sending multiple pages at one time. The app is free and can be downloaded via these links:
- All counseling appointments will be handled electronically, either by phone call or video apps. Staff has been reaching out to individuals with scheduled appointments with additional information.
- We have been sharing daily and weekly updates regarding program operations, community resources, and more, so please check this website periodically and look out for updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
*email@example.com- To communicate with inspections team, return self-certification forms.
*firstname.lastname@example.org - To submit interim change forms and supporting documentation for decreases in income.
*email@example.com - For submission of leases to HCV leasing team.
*firstname.lastname@example.org - To submit request to move forms and associated documentation.
*email@example.com - To submit recertification packets and supporting documentation.
firstname.lastname@example.org - To submit rent increase request forms and supporting documentation.
email@example.com - To submit interim change forms and supporting documentation.
firstname.lastname@example.org - To submit Request for Tenancy Approval forms and supporting documentation.
* These email addresses were newly created.
We want to provide some helpful links to keep you informed, and to share best practices to halt the spread of the virus.
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.