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

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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.

We are pleased to announce that our featured lottery home will be located at the Ryan Homes Howard Square community in Elkridge, MD. Through Howard County’s Moderate Income Housing Unit Program, this newly constructed townhome will be available for purchase to one qualified buyer – offered at a price well below market rate! Review details and application below.


2015 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 event. Candidates must pre-apply for the lottery drawing, submit all required paperwork by the deadline and be present at the event on April 11th to be eligible to win.

NOTE!!! The application deadline has been extended to 5:00pm Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

Lottery Home : Howard Square Townhome


7434 Wild Honey Way, Elkridge, MD 21075Hepburn_Lroom-1

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MIHU purchase price: $ 223,080*

Located in the Ryan Homes Howard Square Grant community, this new construction, Hepburn model townhome features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 1,459 square feet of living space. This inside group townhome features a siding front with bay window, 8×14 Trex deck and a one car garage.

Hepburn_Kitchen-1*Minimum and maximum household income limits apply. See application for details.

These are sample images of a model unit interior, finished home may not look exactly like these photographs.

The Hepburn is Ryan Homes’ newest open townhome floorplan and this plan has everything you need and more! The first level features a spacious one car garage, 1 bedroom and 1 full bath on first level; second level living room, dining area, and open kitchen with breakfast bar; and 2 bedrooms on the third level. The private owner’s suite has 2 closets and private bath.

In this townhome you will have interior space that rivals many single-family homes. Spacious kitchens include Timberlake® kitchen cabinetry of your choice and G.E. ® stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and more!Hepburn_Kitchen-2


  • Central air conditioning and gas heat
  • Electric hot water heater
  • Washer and dryer
  • Timberlake® kitchen cabinetry
  • GE electric range
  • Over the range microwave
  • Living room bay window
  • 9’ foot ceilings on first floorHepburn_study
  • Stain resistant wall-to-wall carpet
  • 10-year transferable warranty

Construction of home will begin in March 2015. Should be completed by July 2015.

If you would like to preview this home please contact Ryan Homes at (410) 799-5763 to schedule an appointment, the sales office is open 7 days a week.

View the Howard Square, Hepburn model brochure.

Visit the Ryan Homes Howard Square website.Hepburn_Bath


To be eligible to enter the lottery drawing to purchase this home, you must have a minimum annual household income of $50,000. Maximum income limits as detailed in the chart below also apply.

Click here to download the application for the Howard Square home.



Income and Household Size Guidelines


Floor Plans


How To Qualify and Apply:

Qualified applicants will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to buy a home in Howard County. The applicant must be a first-time homebuyer. 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 pre-register for the drawing and submit all required paperwork by 5:00 pm on April 8, 2015, and be present at the event on April 11, 2015, to be eligible to win. Maximum household income limits and credit score requirements apply.

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.


Bhattarai_family Tiara_Scott

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.


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