Information for the 2015 Housing Fair Housing Lottery to take place live at the Fair on April 11, 2015 will be posted soon. Including details on the home, application, requirements and more. Check back soon.

Below is information about the homes that were featured at the 2014  Housing Fair Housing Lottery, where winners were selected live at the event. These homes do not necessarily represent what will be available in any future lotteries. 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. Click here for more information.

 

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

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Sample 2014 flyer.

You could be the next winner in our housing lottery, taking place at the Come Home to Howard County Housing Fair on April 11, 2015.

Again this year, your chances are doubled with TWO featured homes for purchase in the lottery! As part of the Howard County’s Moderate Income Housing Unit Program, one newly constructed home will be available for purchase. Based on your eligibility, you could qualify to buy a new single-family detached home in Elkridge or a new townhome in Ellicott City – both offered at prices well below market rate! Review details and an application for each home below.

2014 Lottery Home Details

Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to buy a home in Howard County at a substantially reduced price. This exclusive opportunity to purchase a home is open to pre-qualified candidates via a lottery drawing to be held at the housing fair eventCandidates must pre-apply for each drawing, submit all required paperwork by 5:00pm, April 9, 2014 and be present at the event on April 12th to be eligible to win. Click on each house image below for complete details and an applications.

 

Lottery Home #1: Shipley’s Grant Townhome

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5802 Duncan Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Located in the Bozzuto Home Shipley’s Grant community, this new construction townhome features 3 bedrooms, 2 and a
half baths, a loft all in 1,600 square feet of living space. There are also two decks, off the 2nd and 4th floors, and a one car garage.

MIHU purchase price: $ 221,026*
*Minimum and maximum household income limits apply. See application for details.

 

Lottery Home #2: Elkridge Detached Home

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6636 Aspern Drive, Elkridge, MD 21075

This new 1,168 square foot ranch-style home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an inviting front porch. Construction on the home will begin
after the Housing Fair, where the buyer will then have an opportunity to select some of the design finishes, such as cabinetry and flooring.

MIHU purchase price: $ 145,000*
*Minimum and maximum household income limits apply. See application for details.


Lottery Apartment #1: 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath

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10095 Washington Boulevard Laurel, MD 20723

Located in Laurel, this 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment is offered at a 24% reduction from the market-rate monthly rent, for a one-year lease term.
There are income minimums, but no income maximums!

Reduced Monthly Rent $1252*
*Minimum household income limits apply. See application for details.

 

For more information call Howard County Housing at (410) 313-6318, select option #4

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.

 

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2014 winners Bhattarai family (left)  and Tiara Scott (right).

 

**Important** If you have previously applied for a housing lottery or the MIHU program, you must complete a separate application for the housing lottery at the Housing Fair on April 11, 2015. 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.