What is Sustainable Communities?

The Sustainable Communities program is administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and is described as “a place-based designation offering a comprehensive package of resources that support holistic strategies for community development, revitalization and sustainability. Led by the Department, Sustainable Communities has provided local governments with a framework for promoting environmentally, economically and socially responsible growth and development in existing older communities."

The Sustainable Community designation is a threshold requirement for application to certain state programs.

Maryland Approved Sustainable Communities Map.

Approved Carroll County Sustainable Communities

  Town of Manchester Town of Mount Airy Town of New Windsor Town of Sykesville Town of Union Bridge City of Taneytown City of Westminster Town of Hampstead