# Governor larry hogan
Ways to support the local Deaf community during Deaf History Month
A sign language interpreter.(Jens Kalaene/Getty Images) Governor Larry Hogan has declared April as Deaf History Month in Maryland as of Friday, April 1. National Deaf History Month was declared in 1997 and is recognized from March 13 through April 15. It honors the accomplishments of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
$248 million homeowner assistance fund will support mortage relief and housing-related services for Maryland residents
Governor Larry Hogan announced the launch of $248 million Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund to support mortgage relief, home repairs, housing counseling, and legal services. Residents across Maryland have been struggling to make mortgage payments and the programs the governor announced will help keep Marylanders in their homes and support the state's economic recovery.