The City is in the process of renewing its Sustainable Communities application to submit to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for review so that the City's Sustainable Community areas can continue being applied over the next 5 years. Currently in draft form, it is due on December 18th although comments and suggestions are welcome before then to aid in this effort. The Sustainable Communities Program is a state-level designation for local jurisdictions located within Priority Funding Areas to receive a package of resources toward community development, revitalization and sustainability. More information on the Sustainable Communities Program is located on DHCD's website. Please read and review our Draft Sustainable Communities application at your leisure and gain additional context on our Sustainable Communities webpage.