Program Overview

The Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall Airport) is owned and operated by the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA). To help mitigate the effects of aircraft noise within areas surrounding BWI Marshall Airport, the MAA initiated a Homeowner Assistance Program in 1987 in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This voluntary program included a residential sound insulation program and a resale assurance program. More than 700 homeowners have participated in these programs. In exchange for participation, homeowners provided the MAA with an avigation easement recorded on the parcel for air rights acknowledging the passage of aircraft overhead.

The Homeowners Assistance Program is currently on hiatus as the MAA prepares for the next phase of the residential sound insulation program which was anticipated to begin in the 2019/2020 timeframe. The resale assurance program was concluded in 2008.