Thank you for your interest in the Come Home to Howard County Housing Fair, it was a great success! The winner of the housing lottery was drawn live at the event. Please visit again soon for updated information.


Dreaming of a new home in Howard County? Now’s your chance to make it a reality!

You could be the next winner in our housing lottery, taking place at the
Come Home to Howard County Housing Fair on April 9, 2016.

We are pleased to announce that our featured lottery home is located in the Village Towns subdivision in Elkridge, MD. Built by Ryan Homes in 2006, this affordable townhome will be available for purchase to one qualified buyer – offered at a price well below market rate!


2016 Lottery Home Details

Village Towns in Elkridge



Purchase Price $187,191

This 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhome features 1,240 square feet with hardwood floors and recessed lighting on the main level, an updated kitchen with GE black appliances, energy efficient gas heat and an unfinished full basement with walkout to the backyard.


  • Armstrong Coronet honey oak wood kitchen cabinetry
  • Butter rum laminate countertops
  • Glass mosaic pattern kitchen back-splash
  • GE electric range and dishwasher
  • Hardwood and carpeted flooring
  • Central air conditioning and gas heat


Preview Home

If you would like to preview this home please call our office at to schedule an appointment.

Preview Dates

  • Wednesday, March 16, 4:00pm – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 22, 4:00pm – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 24, 4:00pm – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 30, 3:00pm – 6:00 pm




Application deadline 5:00pm, April 4, 2016. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THE DAY OF THE FAIR.


2016 Income and Household Size Guidelines

To be eligible to enter the lottery drawing to purchase this home, you must have a minimum annual
household income of $47,000. Maximum income limits as detailed in the chart below also apply.


How To Qualify and Apply:

Pre-qualified applicants will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to buy a home in Howard County. One-person households are not eligible for this opportunity. This exclusive opportunity to purchase a home is open to pre-qualified applicants via a lottery drawing to be held at the event. Applicants must complete an application for the housing lottery, submit all required paperwork prior to the event and be present at the event on April 9, 2016, to be eligible to win. Maximum household income limits and credit score requirements apply.

House-2016_FloorPlans_basement_iconProspective buyers must be prequalified before the event to be entered into the lottery drawing at the Housing Fair to win the chance to purchase this home in Howard County at a substantially reduced price. This home will be sold subject to a permanently affordable housing covenant. Maximum income limits based on household size apply. PLEASE READ THE APPLICATION CAREFULLY FOR ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. Candidates must pre-register for the drawing and submit all required paperwork by 5:00pm, April 4, 2016 and be present at the event on April 9, 2016 to be eligible to win. No applications will be accepted on the day of the fair. The lottery winner will be chosen at the Come Home to Howard County Housing Fair on April 9, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.

Candidates must pre-apply for the lottery drawing, submit all required paperwork by the deadline and be present at the event on April 9th to be eligible to win.


If you are the lucky winner, you will be buying a home at a reduced price based on the appraised value. You will have the right to live in the home with all of the rights and responsibilities of a homeowner. When you decide to sell your home, you must first offer to sell it back to the Howard County Housing Commission at the permanently affordable resale price. See application for complete details.


For more information call Howard County Housing at (410) 313-3507

Quality new homes and rental apartments are now available at affordable sale prices and rents. If you would like to “Come Home to Howard County” but don’t think you can afford to, we encourage you to apply now.

**Important** If you have previously applied for a housing lottery or the MIHU program, you must complete a separate application for the housing lottery for the drawing at the Housing Fair on April 9, 2016. You are not automatically included in this drawing. Likewise,
if you apply for the Housing Fair lottery, you will not be included in future MIHU lotteries unless you complete a separate application for the
MIHU program during an open enrollment period.

Enrollment periods for the MIHU homeownership program are open four times per year – January, April, July and October. MIHU rentals are available year round on a first come, first serve basis. MIHUs are sold or rented at affordable prices and rents set by the Department of Housing and Community Development. Any person or family can apply to buy or rent an MIHU provided their household income does not exceed the maximums listed on the application. Click here for more information.


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