Welcome to HCAA

As Harford County’s designated Community Action Agency, the HCAA’s mission is to help all Harford County individuals and families who are experiencing financial hardships in meeting their housing, food, energy/heating, and/or budget and family counseling needs. We support and encourage them on their path to self-sufficiency.

We accomplish this purpose through a diverse offering of programs and services. Current programs include:

We also partner with many organizations to provide additional services such as workforce preparation and development, pre-GED classes, and financial management classes.

For more information about the types of assistance we offer, please check out our Programs.

Do you need assistance paying your rent?

Harford Community Action Agency can help!

HCAA is providing Rental Assistance to households affected by the COVID-19 Crisis in order to prevent pandemic related evictions.

Assistance is paid directly to your landlord and will depend on your circumstances, but it could be for up to 12 months’ rent.

Eligible households that include an individual who has been unemployed for the 90 days prior to application for assistance and households with income at or below 50 percent of the area median are to be prioritized for assistance.

Submit your SNAP Redetermination Packet Online

Don’t Delay!  Do it Today!

Effective as of April 2021, the MD Department of Human Services will resume recertification for all SNAP and PAA recipients.  Interviews are being waived.  Once you receive your redetermination packet in the mail, submit it online right away!

Click the button below to submit your packet and verification documents online.

From Public Assistance to Entrepreneurship!

Maryland Community Action Partnership Statement of Response

For Immediate Release

The recent events, shining the light on the unfair treatment of people of color has impacted communities across our country. It has reveal the harsh disparities faced by many of the communities we serve.

As Community Action Network in MD, DC and DE we will not stand by as this fight for equality pursues. As our code of ethic states, we believe in the dignity of all people. MCAP is calling on our members and our broader professional community to condemn racism and take an active role in eliminating the racial biases that account for a myriad of social, economic, and health disparities, and most importantly, result in the loss of human lives – Black and Brown lives.

As Community Action we stand for justice, equity, and well-being for all.

Our Promise

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. Community Action Agencies work to alleviate poverty and empower low-income families in their communities.

About Us

Maryland Community Action Partnership represents 19 agencies serving the needs of low-income people in Maryland, DC and Delaware. Community Action Agencies provide housing, training, emergency services, and other assistance programs to over 300,000 annually in MD, DC and DE. Visit us to learn more www.maryland-cap.org

​As 2020 comes to a close, The State Theater of Havre de Grace, Harford Community Action Agency (HCAA)  and some of Harford County’s finest singer-songwriters are celebrating the holidays with our community, mindful that the challenges for many in our community continue to grow.

Please join us on December 17th for some holiday music and cheer, some love and gratitude to a generous community, and some reflections on continuing support to Harford County’s most vulnerable citizens.

We can’t say “Thank You!” enough to the wonderful organizations that have supported the mission of HCAA in 2020!

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    2021-2022 Freezing Weather Plan

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    Food Pantry Hours

    Monday         9am-3pm

    Tuesday        4pm-6pm

    Wednesday  9am-3pm

    Thursday     4pm-6pm

    Friday          9am-3pm

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    Energy Assistance is Available Now!

    Utilities in Maryland are allowed to start sending out termination notices to customers on October 1, 2020. Customers will have 45 days to take action by making payments on their account, entering payment plans with their utility, and/or seeking assistance.

    You do not need a turn-off notice to apply for energy assistance!  Do not delay — submit an application today.

    Our Programs

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