Meet Mrs. Benson

Senator Benson currently serves as Assistant Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate. She is a member of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, serves as Chair of the Senate Rules Committee; Joint Committees on Children, Youth and Families; Ending Homelessness; Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight; Management of Public Funds; and has been appointed to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. She also is a member of the Women Legislators of Maryland and serves as Chaplain of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.

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The Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) and HAF WholeHome programs ended September 18, 2023

The Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Ended

The Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) and HAF WholeHome programs ended September 18, 2023. Applications are no longer being accepted as the funding has been completely allocated to homeowners and the federal funding for this program has ended.

If you are ​currently experiencing issues paying your mortgage, contact your servicer to inquire ​about forbearance options. ​To be connected to housing counseling and legal services, call ​1-877-462-7555 or see Participating ​Housing Counseling and Legal Services Agencies​​ to find an agency that can work with you to access relief.

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Energy/Water Assistance

Energy/Water Assistance

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a new program providing benefits for water and wastewater costs for low-income households experiencing hardship with their water bills. LIHWAP will assist Maryland families who are behind on their drinking water and wastewater bills focusing on arrearage accounts that are 30 days or more past due.

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Maryland Senate Chamber


On Monday, April 10th, 2023, our 445th Session of the Maryland General Assembly was complete. I deeply appreciate your wonderful support and input as we continue to “raise the bar” for our 24th Legislative District and County. Many of the decisions in Annapolis are difficult and require many hours of thought and process, I have voted with a focused and firm conviction in...

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