A child using a wheelchair is entering his friend's house to celebrate a birthday party

Design for Life - Building Accessible Homes - Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services
Design for Life Montgomery is the first voluntary certification program in Maryland for Visit-Ability and Live-Ability in single family attached and detached homes located in Montgomery County. The guidelines apply to both new construction and renovation. Please see the web site below for further information. 
The  Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) has launched a revised Design for Life (referred to as "DFL" or "Design for Life") Incentive Program intended to increase the stock of visitable and livable housing in Montgomery County through tax incentives, promotion of Design for Life principles and businesses engaged in providing housing that meets Design for Life standards and through collaboration with stakeholder partners. 

Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) - Housing for People with Disabilities
240-627-9400 (V) • MD Relay 711 • E-mail: hcvprogram@hocmc.org
Housing Choice VouchersThe Housing Choice Voucher Program, formerly known as “Section 8," provides assistance for very low-income households (single or family), the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.
The subsidy amount is based on a payment standard set by HOC and the client’s household information so that the client pays no more than 40% of their income on housing.  Participants who receive vouchers search for their own housing, which may include single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments, or even the family's present residence. Housing Choice Voucher assistance is portable anywhere in the United States, including Guam, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Virgin Islands. Provided the housing they select meets the requirements of the program, the housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the Housing Opportunities Commission on behalf of the family.
Mainstream Vouchers: Mainstream Vouchers are simply Housing Choice Vouchers (previously known as "Section 8") that have been set aside specifically for people with disabilities. The Mainstream program applicant uses the voucher to find private market rental housing of his/her choice, provided the unit meets the Housing Choice Voucher program requirements. Once a rental unit is selected and approved, the Mainstream program applicant pays a limited percentage of his or her income (generally 30 to 40 percent) as rent, with the balance of the rent being paid to the owner through the voucher program
Because the program operates exactly like Housing Choice Vouchers (except that the head of household or spouse has a disability), please review the  Housing Choice Voucher Program information.

Please email edits, additions or comments to MCCPWD@montgomerycountymd.gov.
For information or to report abuse call 240-777-3000.