Sustainable Communities Resources and Benefits

To better support comprehensive strategies for development and revitalization, various state agencies have contributed to the creation of a Revitalization Toolbox. The toolbox is a reflection of how various agencies are prioritizing investment in Maryland’s Sustainable Communities.

A Sustainable Communities Benefits Matrix has been created for those who wish to learn more about the State offered Financing Programs.

The Sustainable Community designation is a threshold requirement for application to certain state programs such as Community Legacy and the Strategic Demolition Fund.

County Contact: Clare Stewart, Comprehensive Planner
P: (410) 386-5145   

State Contact: Sara Jackson, Project Coordinator 
P:  (410) 209-5812 

Other State Programs not directly related to Sustainable Communities                                                        

Housing and Community Development, Maryland Mortgage Program - The Maryland Mortgage Program helps homebuyers in Maryland achieve their dream of homeownership through a range of programs that make purchasing and owning a home more affordable.  ​​​​​

Housing and Community Development, Home Repair and Improvements - These programs designed to help eligible Maryland homeowners with home repairs that improve comfort, liveability, and accessibility.

Housing and Community Development, Energy Efficiency - Energy Efficiency offers programs that provide homeowners of all income levels with the resources to improve their home’s energy efficiency. Making sure your property is energy efficient will provide savings on​ your monthly utility bills.

Department of Planning, Reinvest Maryland Toolbox - More than 100 federal and state programs support infill, redevelopment and community revitalization in Maryland.


Economic Development, Gateway Renovation Tax Credit Program - in an effort to promote redevelopment and revitalization of the Finksburg, Maryland 140 commercial corridor, this program encourages eligible property owners to visually enhance the overall appearance of their properties.

Contact: Paige Sunderland, Business Development Manager
P: (410) 386-2070