2-1-1 Maryland is a partnership of 4 agencies working together to provide simple and easy access to health and human services information. The 2-1-1 database has information on more than 7000 agencies and programs across the state. Each week 2-1-1 handles thousands of calls from people in need, providing referrals to services and helping people problem-solve when services they need are not available.
The HAP contract is a written agreement between the PHA (BRHP) and the owner of a unit occupied by a housing choice voucher program participant. The HAP contract must be in the form prescribed by HUD. Under the HAP contract, the PHA agrees to make housing assistance payments to the owner on behalf of a specific family leasing a specific unit. The PHA uses its payment standard schedule to calculate the monthly HAP payment to the owner.
The BRHP Search Tool allows any applicant, resident or property partner to quickly determine if a home is in an Opportunity area, and provides an estimated range of rents based on the payment standard. The tool provides valuable neighborhood context, including transit lines, grocery stores, child-care centers and school information. The tool displays the zoned schools for that particular home, as well as the GreatSchools score and a link to the GreatSchools page for each school.
The Violence against Women Act of 2013 (VAWA) provides special protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking who are applying for or receiving assistance under a Housing Choice Voucher program. Protections are not limited to women but cover victims regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. If state or local laws provide greater protection for such victims, those laws apply along with VAWA. Under VAWA, BRHP allows tenants who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking to request an emergency transfer from the tenant’s current unit to another unit.
Form to report Housing discrimination to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Housing discrimination may be due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability.
Use this Self-Inspection Checklist to help prepare for your Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspection. This document is a tool provided by the Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership. For additional information regarding the HQS Inspection, see the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Inspection Checklist, form HUD-52580 (PDF).