DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

DEFUNCT AGENCIES


ASSET MANAGEMENT
Under Division of Credit Assurance, functions were assumed by Multifamily Programs in 1998.

BURIAL SITES & OBJECTS REVIEW COMMITTEE
Authorized in 1994, Committee was never appointed.

COMMISSION ON INDIAN AFFAIRS
Transferred to Department of Human Resources on Oct. 1, 2005 (Chapter 440, Acts of 2005).

COMMUNITY LEGACY BOARD
Chair: Raymond A. Skinner, Secretary of Housing & Community Development

Ex officio: John R. Griffin, Secretary of Natural Resources; Richard E. Hall, Secretary of Planning; Beverley K. Swaim-Staley, Secretary of Transportation; vacancy, Special Secretary of Smart Growth.

Established in July 2001, Community Legacy Board administered Community Legacy Program (Chapter 567, Acts of 2001).

Chaired by Secretary of Housing and Community Development, Board consisted of six ex officio members (Code Housing & Community Development Article, sec. 6-203).

Authorization for Board was repealed on June 1, 2010 (Chapter 487, Acts of 2010).

CREDIT ASSURANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Governor formed Credit Assurance Review Committee in Dec. 1993 (COMAR 05.06.05). Committee advised Division of Credit Assurance on credit assurance programs of Maryland Housing Fund. Committee alerted Fund to new programs for housing insurance or credit assurance or to innovative uses for current programs. Committee also recommended how to use Fund resources for benefit of State residents and for raising capital to support insurance reserves or programs through public or private sources.

For underwriting insurance of mortgage loans and managing insured loan portfolio, Committee advised Fund on what policies and criteria should be used. Committee also counseled Fund on structuring of its credit assurance programs to maintain fiscal integrity of Fund and of reserve backing for each program.

Committee has been inactive since 1999.

DIVISION OF HISTORICAL & CULTURAL PROGRAMS
With exception of Commission on Indian Affairs, transferred to Department of Planning on Oct. 1, 2005 (Chapter 440, Acts of 2005). Division's Comission on Indian Affairs transferred to Department of Human Resources on Oct. 1, 2005 (Chapter 440, Acts of 2005).

DIVISION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
In 1998, reorganized as Division of Information Technology.

FEDERAL GRANTS MANAGEMENT
Under Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, functions assumed by Community Development Block Grant Program and Office of Community Services in Dec. 1996.

FINANCIAL OPERATIONS
Formerly under Maryland Housing Fund, functions transferred to Division of Finance and Administration in 1998.

HISTORIC ST. MARY'S CITY COMMISSION
Transferred from Department to become an independent unit within Office of Governor on July 1, 1997 (Chapter 583, Acts of 1997).

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS
Within Division of Information Technology, Information Technology Operations was organized in 2003.

LEAD HAZARD ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Last met in May 1996.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE PROGRAM
Under Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, restructured as Infrastructure Bond Program in 2006.

MANAGEMENT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Under Office of Secretary, disbanded in March 2001.

MARYLAND BUILDING REHABILITATION CODE PROGRAM
Under Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, renamed Smart Codes in March 2001.

MARYLAND HOUSING POLICY COMMISSION
Abolished in 1997 (Chapter 21, Acts of 1997).

MARYLAND REVITALIZATION CENTER
Opened in May 1998, Maryland Revitalization Center was envisioned as a joint venture of those State agencies most concerned with implementing Maryland's Smart Growth Initiative. Among State agencies formerly working with Center were Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Planning, Department of Transportation, and Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention.

Although Center still operates as a satellite office of Division, its interagency mission ceased in 2001.

MARYLAND SMART GROWTH INVESTMENT FUND WORK GROUP
Staff: Carol Anne Gilbert (410) 514-7288; e-mail: gilbert@mdhousing.org

Chair: Raymond A. Skinner, Secretary of Housing & Community Development

Appointed by Secretary of Housing & Community Development: Richard G. Griffin; David S. Iannucci, Esq.; Robert S. Kaufman; Rod Lawrence; Donald A. Manekin; Brenda McKenzie; Joan J. Millane; John M. Prugh.

Appointed by Senate President: James C. Rosapepe

Appointed by House Speaker: Stephen W. Lafferty

Ex officio: Teresa A. Garraty, designee of Secretary of Budget & Management; Thomas S. Dann, designee of Secretary of Business & Economic Development; Jenny B. King, designee of Secretary of Planning; Andrew J. Scott, designee of Secretary of Transportation; Jon M. Laria, Esq., Chair, Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission.

At request of General Assembly, Secretary of Housing and Community Development convened Maryland Smart Growth Investment Fund Work Group in June 2013 (Chapters 592 & 593, Acts of 2013). To accelerate smart growth, revitalization, and sustainable development in State's sustainable communities and tranist-oriented development areas, Work Group researched and made recommendations for an investment and management model for Maryland Smart Growth Investment Fund.

On Dec. 26, 2013, Secretary reported Work Group's findings and recommendations to Governor and General Assembly.

Authorization for Work Group ended May 31, 2014.

MULTIFAMILY PROGRAMS
Under Maryland Housing Fund, renamed Multifamily Asset Management in 1998.

NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Under Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, reorganized in 2006 as Neighborhood BusinessWorks Program.

NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESSWORKS PROGRAM
Under Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, reformed as Business Lending, and moved to Community Development Administration in April 2015.

NETWORK SYSTEMS OPERATIONS
In 1996, Network Systems Operations formed as Office of Information Systems within Division of Information Technology and Portfolio Management. In 1998, it adopted its present name.

Network Systems Operations created and maintained an information systems infrastructure that provided access to data for Department staff and customers, including citizens, local government, lenders, developers, lawyers, and investment bankers. Office supported hardware and software of Local Area Network (LAN) and provided Department with Wide Area Network capabilities. In addition, office enhanced customer service through data systems management.

OFFICE OF ACCOUNTING
Under Division of Finance and Administration, renamed Office of Financial Operations in July 1998.

OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT
Under Division of Neighborhood Revitalization.

OFFICE OF BUDGET
Under Division of Finance and Administration, functions transferred to Office of Financial Planning and Review in July 1998.

OFFICE OF BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
Under Business Process Improvement.

OFFICE OF COMMERCIAL REDEVELOPMENT
Under Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, reorganized as Office of Community Resources in Nov. 2001.

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING
Under Office of Secretary, separated in July 2004 into two units: Office of Marketing, and Office of Government and Public Affairs.

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING
Under Office of Secretary, restructured as Office of Public Information in April 2015.

OFFICE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Under Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, functions assigned to Office of Community Resources in 2003.

OFFICE OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Under Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, programs transferred to Office of Programs and Regional Development in April 2006.

OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES
Under Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, originally formed in Dec. 1996, and reorganized as Office of Community Development in March 2001.

OFFICE OF CUSTOMER SERVICE
In Office of Secretary, disbanded in March 2001.

OFFICE OF DATABASE DEVELOPMENT
Under Division of Information Technology, reorganized in 2003 as Software and Development.

OFFICE OF EMPLOYEE SERVICES
Restructured as Office of Human Resources in March 2008.

OFFICE OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Under Office of Secretary, discontinued in early 2007.

OFFICE OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
Under Office of Secretary, functions absorbed by Office of Government and Public Affairs in July 2004.

OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
Under Office of Research, Policy, and Legislative Affairs, reorganized as Legislative and Federal Affairs in July 2015.

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & PLANNING
Under Division of Historical and Cultural Programs, renamed Office of Management, Planning, and Educational Outreach in 1997.

OFFICE OF PLANNING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Under Division of Neighborhood Revitalization.

OFFICE OF POLICY, PLANNING, & RESEARCH
Under Office of Secretary, restructured as Office of Research, Policy, and Legislative Affairs in Jan. 2015.

OFFICE OF PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
Formerly under Division of Information Technology and Portfolio Management, functions transferred to Maryland Housing Fund in 1998.

OFFICE OF REGIONAL ASSISTANCE
Under Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, reorganized as Office of Programs and Regional Development in 2006.

OFFICE OF RESEARCH, POLICY, & LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
Under Office of Secretary, restructured as Housing and Economic Research Office in July 2015.

OFFICE OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT

PERSONNEL OFFICE
Renamed Office of Employee Services in Jan. 2002.

PISCATAWAY INDIAN NATION, INC., RECOGNITION ADVSORY COMMITTEE
Last met in June 1995.

PISCATAWAY-CONOY CONFEDERACY & SUBTRIBES, INC., RECOGNITION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Completed work in June 1996.

POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE
Under Neighborhood Business Development Program, last met in March 1997.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING
Under Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, renamed Special Programs and Planning in Spring 1999.

SINGLE-FAMILY PROGRAMS
Under Maryland Housing Fund, renamed Single-Family Operations in 1998.

SMART CODES
Under Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, restructured as Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Program in July 2000.

SOFTWARE & DEVELOPMENT
Software and Development was created within Division of Information Technology in 1998 as Office of Database Development. It reformed under its current name in 2003. Office developed and maintained Department databases and generates reports.

SPECIAL ASSETS
Special Assets began as Multifamily Programs, reorganized as Multifamily Asset Management in 1998, and became Multifamily Operations in 2003. It reorganized as Special Assets in April 2005.

Special Assets provided longer mortgage terms than were generally available; reduced monthly payments for tenants; and enabled higher loan-to-value ratio mortgages for borrowers. Programs included construction loans and permanent loans.

Under Division of Credit Assurance, disbanded in 2011, and functions dispersed to other units.

SPECIAL INITIATIVES & TRAINING
Under Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, reorganized as Office of Training and Outreach in 2006.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS, PLANNING, & TRAINING
Under Division of Neighborhood Revitalization.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS & PLANNING
Under Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, restructured as Office of Planning and Technical Assistance in March 2001.

STATE COMMISSION ON NEIGHBORHOODS
Authorization ended on Dec. 31, 1996.

TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE RENOVATION & REPAIR NEEDS OF SENIOR HOMEOWNERS
Staff: Peter M. Dolkart (410) 514-7015; e-mail:
dolkart@mdhousing.org

Appointed by Secretary of Housing & Community Development:
Kenneth N. Gelula, Co-Chair
Stephanie Prange Proestel, Co-Chair
Estella Alexander; Yvonne Alexander; Samson Awojoodu; Karen Blandford; Nicholas Blendy; Tamela Bresnahan; Eric C. Brown; Alfred C. Carr, Jr.; Cass Gottlieb; Arthur Gray; Dale R. McArdle; Cheryl Meadows; Ted L. Meyerson; Samuel I. Rosenberg; Lori Simon-Rusinowitz, Ph.D.; Ken Strong; Louis Tenenbaum; Pam Wilson.

With assistance from departments of Aging, Health and Mental Hygiene, and Human Resources, Department of Housing and Comunity Development convened Task Force to Study the Renovation and Repair Needs of Senior Homeowners in June 2012 (Chapter 695, Acts of 2012). Task Force studied methods for identifying statewide which limited-income seniors owned and occupied single-family homes, and what their needs were for home repair, safety, and energy conservation.

In Dec. 2012, Task Force reported its findings to Governor and General Assembly.

Authorization for Task Force extended through May 31, 2013.

UNDERWRITING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Under Division of Development Finance.

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