Shelter and Transitional Housing Facilities Grant Program (STHGP)
Purpose of Program
The Shelter and Transitional Housing Facilities Grant Program (STHGP) provides grants
to improve or create transitional housing and emergency shelters. The purpose of
the program is to reduce homelessness in the State.
Eligible Types of Housing
New construction, acquisition, rehabilitation of housing, and purchase of capital
equipment are eligible for SHTGP grants. Grants must be for transitional housing
and emergency shelters which include supportive services for their residents.
Grants may be provided to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and local governments.
Residents must be homeless, or in danger of becoming homeless, households and individuals.
Sponsors must agree to maintain the project as transitional housing or an emergency
shelter for a term of 15 years. If the use is discontinued prior to 15 years, the
grant is repayable. Generally, grant funds may not be used for more than one-half
of total project costs. Under certain conditions grants may be for as much as 75
percent of total project costs.
Local Government Involvement
Local governments are eligible recipients of funds. Local government letters of
support are required for all projects.
For More Information, Contact:
Housing Development Programs
Community Development Administration
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706
Toll Free (Maryland Only): 800-543-4505