Housing Opportunities Commission

September 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Officials Launch “Renters Have Rights” Campaign

There’s a new campaign in Montgomery County aimed for tenants to voice housing concerns. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined Montgomery County Councilmembers and the Department of Housing and Community Affairs in Bethesda early Thursday to launch the “Renters Have Rights” initiative. According to Leggett, the goal of this campaign is to inform renters they […]

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April 3, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

New Capital Improvements Coming to Historic Tobytown (VIDEO & PHOTO)

The people living in the 26-townhouse community of Tobytown can expect some new capital improvements in their historic neighborhood. The Housing Opportunities Commission has already made progress on the cleanup of the Tobytown cemetery established by former slaves and their families. HOC’s Director of Legislative and Public Affairs says more work is planned for the […]

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March 31, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Tobytown Cemetery Cleanup Uncovers More History (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

The Tobytown Cemetery in Potomac is no longer buried under years of overgrowth. Office administrators and lawn service workers spent hours removing leaves, weeds and vines covering up grave markers on the historic grounds. The Housing Opportunities Commission employees found out the cemetery actually extends beyond the fenced section adjacent to River Road. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis […]

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February 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Asks HOC to Restore Cemetery in Tobytown to a “Dignified State” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner is asking the Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) to restore a cemetery in Tobytown “to a dignified state and to develop a plan for its on-going maintenance.” In a letter to HOC Director Stacy Spann, dated Feb. 23, Berliner notes that the Council recently watched a video about Tobytown and […]

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February 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

HOC Chair Sally Roman Steps Down

Housing Opportunities Commission Chair Sally Roman stepped down from the HOC on Wednesday. Appointed to the commission in 2007, Roman completed her second term on the commission, county spokesman Patrick Lacefield said. Roman retired from the Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning in 2002 after 15 years, according to an HOC statement. At Park […]

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May 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

HOC Welcomes New Commissioner, Pamela Byrd (PHOTO)

The Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County has a new commissioner. Pamela Byrd was appointed as a commissioner to the agency in April 2016. “Pamela Byrd is an excellent addition to the Commission and we are grateful to have her expertise and experience,”  HOC Chair Sally Roman said. “I thank County Executive Ike Leggett and […]

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April 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Berliner Announces Potential Transit Service for Tobytown Residents at HOC Meeting (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

UPDATED More than a week after Tobytown resident James Martin made the case for bus service at a Montgomery County Council budget hearing,  the community received a response from local leaders at a Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) meeting held at the Tobytown recreation center Monday night. Montgomery County Council Vice President Roger Berliner stopped by the meeting […]

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April 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

HOC to hold Tobytown Service Fair on April 18

UPDATED Montgomery County’s Housing Opportunities Commission is scheduled to host a service fair in Tobytown on Monday, April 18. According to a HOC flyer, the purpose of the event is to provide information about area programs, services, and resources available to Tobytown residents. Delegate Aruna Miller is also scheduled to attend. The event will take […]

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February 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

HOC Welcomes New Commissioner (PHOTO)

The Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County has a new commissioner. Linda Croom was appointed in January of 2016 as the HOC’s resident commissioner. “I thank County Executive Ike Leggett and the Montgomery County Council for selecting Linda Croom as HOC’s newest Commissioner,” said HOC Chair Sally Roman. “The Commission has worked with Ms. […]

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November 20, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review featured on Montgomery Community Media

Watch Montgomery Week in Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Brian Karem, Zaida Arguedas, Lily Qi and Sally Roman. Topics discussed this week include the recent violence in Paris, League of Women Voters civic engagement roundtables, potential issues that will influence Asian American voters in the upcoming election and a new […]

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