Home Rehabilitation Grant

About the Program

The City of Cumberland’s Community Development Department is pleased to introduce a new Home Rehabilitation Grant program in support of our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative to reduce blight.

This grant program will provide 50% matching funds, up to $25,000, for the  improvement of a property in the city limits of Cumberland that is   uninhabitable in its current condition.


Application Process

Interested parties must obtain an application packet from the Community Development Department and submit the application, along with the following documentation:

  • A portfolio of previous projects, if any
  • A printed page from the MD State Department of Assessment and Taxation website showing the assessed value of the property is    under $100,000
  • Interior photos documenting the property is vacant
  • A list of all items to be updated/remodeled
  • An estimated cost of the project 
  • A statement shoring the scope of projected renovations and a  timeline to completion.
  • Proof of available funds for the project


More Information can be obtained by contacting:

Kevin Thacker, Code Compliance Manager : 

301-759-6659 (Office)

Denise Adams, Citizen Service Representative : 

301-759-6459 (Office)

Email: denise.adams@cumberlandmd.gov

Community Development Office, Basement Level of City Hall

57 N. Liberty Street

Cumberland, MD 21502

More information can be found in the Grant Application Packet

Disbursement of Grant Funds

All necessary permits must be obtained from the City.  The property will be subject to both third-party and City inspections, and may      require a Section 106 Review.  Grant funds will be released when the renovations are completed as provided for in the application, an      occupancy permit is issued, and the property owner submits invoices and before and after photos.