accessory dwelling units

March 29, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Landlord Cited for Renting Apartment Without License

The property owner who had been renting out a basement apartment that was deemed unsafe was issued a Notice of Violation by Montgomery County for leasing an accessory dwelling unit for which he never obtained the required permit. The violation that was issued March 10 was in regards to a home in the Olney-Glenmont area […]

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March 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Agrees to Temporarily Pay for Hotel Room for Evicted Family

Nathan Feinberg’s family of four, including two young daughters, stayed in a hotel in Silver Spring Thursday night compliments of Montgomery County, after being told the basement apartment they rented was unsafe. The county “paid for an extended stay. They paid for the hotel,” Feinberg told MyMCM, adding that the hotel room would be free […]

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July 23, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Council Passes Controversial Zoning Measure to Increase Housing

The County Council unanimously passed a zoning amendment Tuesday that reduces restrictions in building accessory dwelling units, known as ADUs, on the properties of single-family homes. With this measure, homeowners are capable of building a separate housing unit on properties as small as 6,000 square feet provided they meet the requirements, when detached ADUs previously […]

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June 25, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Friedson Bill Would Waive Housing Fee for Disabled Individuals

Councilmember Andrew Friedson introduced legislation that would waive fees for individuals with disabilities living in accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. The County Council is currently considering Zoning Text Amendment 19-01, which would loosen restrictions for ADUs. This would allow residents to create ADUs for their loved ones with disabilities so that the individuals can have […]

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