County Impact

How Does RENEW Howard Help Howard County?

  • Provides capital for purchase and rehab by homeowners
  • Performance measures
  • Affords partnerships
  • Advocates for the RENEW Howard philosophy

How Do We Know It’s Working?

  • Increased home values
  • Rising tax base
  • Decreased time on market
  • Increased equity investments
  • Neighborhood organization and activity

The Real Estate Charitable Foundation of Maryland, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) supporting organization of the Community Foundation of Howard County, Inc., and was selected by the Department of Housing for Howard County, to hold and invest the $2 million guarantee fund and to promote and administer the RENEW Program for so long as funds under the program are available.