Kent County Department of Housing & Community Development

400 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620; 410.778.7426

Provides a variety of programs related to housing rehabilitation, accessibility modifications for seniors, and energy conservation through weatherization improvements.

Kent County Department of Social Services

350 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620; 410.810.7600

Provides a variety of programs to children, adults and families, including medical assistance, temporary disability assistance, child support enforcment, and homw energy programs. 

Kent County Department of Health

125 South Lynchburg Street, Chestertown, MD 21620; 410.778.1350

Provides health-related information and services, including medical adult day care, medical assistance personal care, medical assistance transportation, child health, and influenza vaccine.

Office of Home Energy Programs

350 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620; 410.810.7716

Helps low-income Maryland citizens pay their heating bills, minimize heating crises, and make energy costs more affordable. Through a single application, available at the local


Assistance with home heating bills.

Limited assistance is available to replace broken or inefficient furnaces.


A state program administered  by  the Department of Human Resources to assist eligible low-income electric customers  with their electric bills. Assistance is available to active customers or those currently  without  service.


Provides home  weatherization services such as weather stripping, caulking, plastic window covering,  etc., to help make a home more fuel efficient and comfortable at no cost to eligible  families.


Protects low-income families

USDA Rural Development - Delaware & Maryland

105 Chesapeake Blvd., Suite B-4, Elkton, MD 21921; 410.298.4411

Provides 1% repair loans and grants for eligible applicants. Loans up to $7500 can be made with promissory note only; loan limit $20,000. Grants available for applicants 62 or older who do not qualify for a loan: grant limit $7,500.

Interfaith Housing Development Corp. of the Maryland Eastern Shore

103 Gay Street, Denton, MD 21629; 410.479.3000; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Develops construction of affordable housing; packages State of Maryland loans and grants for rehabilitation or replacement of homes in Caroline and Kent Counties

Maryland Homeowner’s Tax Credit

301 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; 1.888.246.5941

Helps low-income homeowners by limiting the amount that they must pay in property taxes. To receive the tax credit, an application and all supporting documents must be sent to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation no later than September 1 of each year. Tax credit is based upon amount by which property taxes exceed a percentage of combined household income.