Anne Arundel County
Following a merger with Habitat for Humanity of Anne Arundel County, Habitat Chesapeake has been deeply involved in the home of our state’s capitol. Since 1986, Habitat Chesapeake has built or renovated 85 homes across Howard and Anne Arundel Counties, providing over 450 Anne Arundel County children and families with safe, stable homes and brighter futures.
Anne Arundel is in the heart of two major metropolitan areas, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The county boasts 500+ miles of shoreline along the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries while also offering easy access to the city.
Habitat Chesapeake home locations in Anne Arundel County include:
- Edgewater – 44 homes
- Severn – 3 homes
The Need for Affordable Housing
Although the median income in Anne Arundel County is well above the statewide average, wealth inequality persists in all areas in Maryland, and Anne Arundel County is no exception. By partnering with community partners and volunteer groups, Habitat Chesapeake strives to bring decent, safe homes to everyone in this rapidly-diversifying area.
46% of all Anne Arundel County renter households pay more than 30% of their income on housing
Housing costs are 19% higher than state average and more than 10,000 people are on the waiting list for affordable housing
The Clay Street community of Annapolis was once a prosperous African-American neighborhoods full of middle class Black homeowners and businesses. In collaboration with residents, public agencies, and private developers, nonprofits like Habitat Chesapeake have invested tens of millions of dollars to restore this historic neighborhood.