Maryland's House Keys 4 Employees program provides the county's working population an additional opportunity for affordable home ownership. It is an employer partnership initiative that matches funds for closing costs and down payments for eligible employees to purchase a home.
Eligible employees are those who have not owned a principal residence in the last three years and meet specific eligibility requirements. Local match for private-sector and public-sector employees could total up to $5,000, equivalent to the state benefit/contribution.
The county government is also a participating employer in the program and provides matching funds for eligible county government and public school system employees.