Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc. (HIP) develops innovative affordable housing, revitalizes neighborhoods, and equips people to achieve their housing and financial goals.
HIP’s vision is that every person lives in high-quality affordable housing in a thriving community. We pursue this vision by building affordable apartments and homes and providing a full range of housing and financial counseling services to renters, homebuyers, and homeowners to help them realize their housing goals.
Housing Counseling During Covid
HIP is open and continues to provide an array of bilingual housing counseling services to at-risk renters, first-time homebuyers, and struggling homeowners during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please call our Montgomery County office or Prince George’s County office for assistance.
HIP’s Montgomery County Home Sharing Program has launched!
Our bilingual housing counseling program has partnered with Montgomery County’s Department of Health & Human Services to offer an innovative Home Sharing Program in Montgomery County for homeowners wanting to share their space with a compatible renter. Call us at 301-85-SHARE.
Palmer Park Meadows Virtual Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Community Development Week
HIP held a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony on September 30, 2020 to mark the completion and Grand Opening of Palmer Park Meadows in Landover, and to acknowledge and thank the development team and financing partners who made it happen. The nine Net Zero Energy townhomes in the Palmer Park neighborhood represents one of only a few new construction residential projects built in this inner Beltway community in the last 25 years. The virtual ceremony was featured as part of the 7th Annual Community Development Week, hosted by the Community Development Network of Maryland.
Welcome to Palmer Park Meadows – Meet our new homeowners!
HIP broke ground on Palmer Park Meadows in September 2019, and the community was completed a year later. The Net Zero Energy ready townhomes were sold to nine first-time homebuyers earning less than 80 percent of the area median income.
We are delighted to introduce you to Jherconna Ford and Erna Vance as they discuss their homebuying journey in the Spring of 2020 during the Covid pandemic, including enrolling in HIP’s Homebuyer Education Program.
Tenant Information Session – Covid Rent Relief & Eviction Prevention, Montgomery County
Twice a month during 2020, HIP’s bilingual housing counselors are holding virtual Renter Education sessions through Zoom to inform renters in Montgomery County about the process for applying for Montgomery County’s COVID Rent Relief Program, how to avoid the eviction process during and after the Covid pandemic, and how to qualify for the CDC’s temporary Eviction Moratorium protections that end December 30.
To check the dates and register for these sessions, please follow HIP’s calendar of events here – https://www.eventbrite.com/o/housing-initiative-partnership-12677008202
Understanding Affordable Housing Opportunities – an Overview, Montgomery County
Carmen Castro-Conroy, HIP’s Managing Counselor in Montgomery County, participates in MCTV’s Inspirational Parenting series at Montgomery College in Germantown. She discusses a variety of affordable housing opportunities available in Montgomery County, including the Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) program, HOC housing choice vouchers, the Rental Assistance Program, and the Maryland Renter’s Tax Credit Program.