Homeowner Protection Program (HPP)

​If you are a homeowner of limited income, you may qualify for the Homeowner Protection Program, which could keep your home out of tax sale for at least three years, and help you to pay the taxes you owe and keep your home.

To be eligible to apply:

  1. The dwelling must be the applicant homeowner(s)’ principal residence, and 
  2.  Assessed value must not exceed $300,000. Click here​ to find your home's current assessment.
  3. The homeowner(s)’ combined annual income must not exceed $60,000, and 
    the total value of their assets must not e​xceed $200,000, not including the
    value of the dwelling.
  4. *Priority enrollment is given to *- homeowners aged 60 years or older; - to those currently receiving disability benefits from the federal Social Security Disability Insurance program or the federal Supplemental Security Income program; or - to those whose dwelling has been their principal residence for 10 years or more.

The Homeowner Protection Program is administer​ed by the State Tax Sale Ombudsman at the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. Enrollment in the Homeowner Protection Program is limited, and eligibility does not guarantee enrollment. 


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