Prince George’s County Homeownership Preservation Program (PG HOPP)


PG HOPP is a construction-based resource aimed at identifying and addressing critical health, safety, and accessibility related needs of the homes of income-qualifying homeowners in eligible areas of Prince George’s County. This program is sponsored by the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development and is being funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, (**Award number SLFRP2093 provided by the US. Department of the Treasury).

 



 

Program Eligibility:

In order to be considered eligible, applicant(s) must:

  • Be a Prince George’s County Homeowner in a qualified census tract (Verify Here)
    • Special consideration will be given to households in qualified census tracts within 1 mile of a future Purple Line stop
  • Occupy the home for which you are applying
  • Have lived in the home for at least one year prior to applying
    • Priority will be given to homeowners having occupied their home for more than 7 years
  • Have and be able to provide proof of homeowners insurance
  • Have a gross household income less than 80% of the uncapped AMI (See table below)
    • Priority will be given to households under 50% of AMI (See table below)
  • Have a demonstrable need for repairs, accessibility modifications and/or weatherization
  • Intend to remain in the home for a minimum of 5 years post work.
     
Household Size 50% of AMI (Gross annual household income) 80% of AMI (Gross annual household income)
1 $45,150 $72,250
2 $51,600 $82,600
3 $58,050 $92,900
4 $64,500 $103,200
5 $69,700 $111,500
6 $74,850 $119,750
7 $80,000 $128,00
8+ $85,150 $136,00

*There is no minimum income needed to qualify
*HFHMM does not consider assets and does not check credit


 

Program Services:

Eligible Services: Roofing, Siding and Gutter Repair/Replacement

Electrical/Plumbing/HVAC Repairs/Replacement

Deck Repair/Replacement and Ramps/Zero-step solutions

Accessible bathroom modifications

Stair lifts and other Accessibility equipment/modifications

Insulation and Air Sealing

Tree removal

*Any additional services that are not listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis
Services not considered: Major Foundation/Structural repairs

Cosmetic Improvements/upgrades

**Large scale mold/lead/asbestos remediation can be cost prohibitive in some cases



Repayment Requirement:
There is no repayment requirement for PG HOPP participants

Things to know:
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland Programs are not emergency or crisis based services. If you have issues within your home, which cause an imminent danger to you or members of your household, please see our Additional Resources Page for alternative resources.

HFHMM strives to serve as many households as possible. For Homeowners who participated in our Repair, Weatherization, and/or CAPABLE program(s) in 2015 or later, HFHMM will not approve applications for additional services within a 7-year period.

 



 

How It Works

  • HOMEOWNERS must submit an inquiry noting PG HOPP as their program of interest in order to receive an application at a time when funding is available. To submit an inquiry online.
  • HFHMM will do the following:
    • If the home listed in the inquiry is located within an eligible area in the County (Qualified census tract, and/or within 1 mile of the future Purple Line) then Habitat will send a letter acknowledging the inquiry. Habitat will send out applications on a first come, first served basis as long as funding is available.
    • If the home is not located within an eligible area, Habitat will provide a letter stating that the inquiry has been retained for one of our other programs, along with an additional resource guide.
  • HOMEOWNERS will complete and return a full application within 3-4 weeks of receiving it in the mail, including required attachments outlined on the application checklist.
  • HFHMM will review applications, conduct a home visit, and determine eligibility based on program capabilities and the home’s needs.
  • HOMEOWNERS will be notified of a decision to either pursue estimates for proposed services, or deny the application.
  • HFHMM will determine which services, in its sole discretion, fall within funding/program capabilities, budget, timeline etc.
  • HOMEOWNERS will sign an agreement for conduct and liability which includes the proposed scope of work for the home.  
  • HFHMM will initiate and oversee completion of the agreed upon workscope

     

Submit an Inquiry:

If you are interested in submitting an inquiry, click here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to:
Repair Client Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland
Repair@HabitatMM.org
301-990-0014 x 19