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Apartment Living


    Free apartment search site. Enter community or zipcode for listings.

  • Low-Rent Apartment Finder - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
    Find subsidized or section 8 apartments in Baltimore County. Search by community

    Shopping online for cheap apartments just became easier. The site represents an aggregation of cheap apartment listings from leading providers like Rent, ForRent, Apartment Guide, Move, RentWiki, Apartment Finder, Apartment Search & Rent Bits. Next all the apartments are rated with Cheap Scale(R), indicating the affordability of each property relative to similar nearby properties. This calculation accounts for rental rates and unit sizes but not quality or location considerations.

  • MyApartmentMap
    Plots all U.S. cities and neighborhoods on an interactive map. Renters can find grocery stores, eateries, public transportation and other amenities near their apartment location.

  • Rentometer
    Compare rental rates with those in the surrounding area. Google Map shows locations of these rentals. 


Finding A Home


Finding Financing / Rental Subsidies




  • HOPE - Homeowners Preserving Equity
    A Maryland initiative for preventing foreclosures due to subprime and "exotic" mortgage problems.  Site contains a downloadable consumer information kit which includes foreclosure prevention measures and steps to take before meeting with a housing advisor or lending officer.

  • Maryland State Bar Association-Foreclosure Proceedings
    A new foreclosure law went into effect in Maryland on April 4, 2008 and any foreclosure action filed after that date must comply with the new law.  The foreclosure process and your rights in that process under the new law are outlined on this site.

  • Mortgage Foreclosure Assistance
    In April 2008 Maryland enacted emergency legislation in response to the current housing crisis. The Peoples Law Library has created a powerful portal of information to help those threatened with the loss of their homes.

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
    This site contains helpful information on avoiding foreclosure. A section on Maryland resources is included as well.


Housing For Seniors


  • Baltimore County-Senior Housing
    A County government site providing information on retirement communities, senior apartments, assisted living, nursing homes and other housing options for seniors in the County.

  • Consumer Guide to Long Term Care
    Extensive information about Maryland's nursing homes including facility characteristics such as bed size and services available, quality measures obtained from the federal CMS Nursing Home Compare (opens in new window), results of family satisfaction surveys, and results of on-site surveys performed by the State Office of Health Care Quality.

    Contains information, resources and access to providers of senior care by zipcode. Includes assisted living, home care and hospice care among other options. Message boards, user and expert authored blogs, and a question and answer section called 'Ask the Experts'. All home care, senior housing and hospice providers in your local area are pre-screened.

  • Nursing Home Compare
    Contains quality of care information on every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.


Other Resources


Revised: October 6, 2017