Updates from the Community Development Network

STATE EVICTION PREVENTION FUNDS
On June 26, Governor Hogan announced $30 Million in funding for eviction prevention assistance to help Marylanders affected by the COVID-19
pandemic. This funding is available through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief,
and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The program will include rental units
in multi-family projects financed by DHCD’s Community Development Administration using state funds or federal resources, such as the
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program where the unit rent is controlled.
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MARYLAND STATE BUDGET CUTS
Maryland’s Board of Public Works approved $413.1 million in FY 2021
budget cuts on July 1. Changes from the original administration proposal of
600+ included removing cuts to state employee compensation and
retirement contributions. Spending for the Department of Housing and
Community Development was cut by $5.3 million, including $5 million
in cuts to the National Capital Strategic Economic
Development Fund (NED) and the SEED Fund.
Thanks to Maryland Center on Economic Policy
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Join us for Virtual Regional Meetings around the state!
All community development nonprofits, community action agencies,
main streets, housing counseling organizations, and
public agencies are welcome.
Please join us to share what is happening in your area.
CDN organizes regional coalitions and hosts meetings in each area to
report on the outcome of the General Assembly with CDN’s legislative
priorities and begin discussions for next year. Below are the dates,
times and details for each virtual regional meeting.
Click DATES BELOW TO REGISTER
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Maryland General Assembly at work
The House Environment and Transportation Committee held a briefing
on the impact of Covid19 on Housing on June 28, 2020.
You can watch the full video here of all six panels.
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Creative Placemaking
National Alliance of Community Economic Associations (NACEDA) is hosting a shared webinar with the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) on State Partnerships that Advance Creative Placemaking. The webinar will be on Thursday, July 9 from 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern .
Please mark your calendars and register in advance.
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