The Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) offers residents and clients a wide variety of services through the Residents Services Division. The Division’s programs, such as, the Housing Stabilization Program, Supportive Services and Financial/Credit Counseling are meant to help families improve their financial stability.

In addition to programs maintained by Residents Services, the Housing Opportunities Commission provides a number of innovative programs and enrichment opportunities through its flagship, HOC Academy.

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HOC Academy was created to help clients grow both personally and professionally. The training and support provided through HOC Academy seeks to bolster clients’ confidence and skill sets, allowing them to take an active role in improving their futures. Adult clients can participate in HOC WORKS, the Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS) and the Fatherhood Initiative. Through HOC Academy, youth have access to scholarship opportunities, STEM and STEAM programs, summer employment and various group activities. HOC youth are also encouraged to join the Montgomery College Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) program which prepares students for seamless transition college, and for continued academic success through to college completion.

 

Click the links below for a more in-depth look at the programs HOC offers:

Youth Programs

Adult Programs

 

Emergency Service Team

HOC Clients in need of emergency assistance should contact the Emergency Service Team:

 

Name Contact Information Location


Schedule

 Norvetta Pratt ­Robinson

(240) 777-4488

DHHS Silver Spring
8818 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD

Walk-ins Accepted: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Dorothy Lee

(240) 627-9692

HOC Silver Spring Customer Service Center

8241 Georgia Ave. 3rd Floor Silver Spring, MD 20910

Call (240) 627-9475 to schedule an appointment

Two walk-in accepted after 12:00 p.m.

Gloria Bell

(240) 627-9475

HOC Silver Spring Customer Service Center

8241 Georgia Ave. 3rd Floor Silver Spring, MD 20910

Call (240) 627-9475 to schedule an appointment

Alison Garraway

(240) 627-9671

Gaithersburg Service Center 101 Lakeforest Blvd.

Suite 200
Gaithersburg,  MD 20877

Call (240) 627-9614 to schedule an appointment

Zulma Sum

(240) 627-9614

Gaithersburg Service Center 101 Lakeforest Blvd.

Suite 200

Gaithersburg,  MD 20877

Call (240) 627-9614 to schedule an appointment