affordable housing

July 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Mayor Seeking Re-Election: One of ‘the Best and Toughest Jobs I’ve Ever Had’

Kate Stewart, who has been mayor of Takoma Park since 2015, just announced she is seeking another term. She officially kicks off her campaign July 26 at a 2 p.m. Zoom meeting. “Being mayor in the city is one of the best and toughest jobs I’ve ever had,” she said, adding she particularly relishes “the […]

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July 15, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Newly Introduced Special Appropriation Could Help Homeowners Hurt By COVID-19

The Montgomery County Council introduced a special appropriation of $2,025,000 Tuesday to assist financially distressed, affordable common ownership communities.  Today the Council introduced a special appropriation of $2,025,000 to provide short-term assistance for financially distressed, affordable common ownership communities. It was spearheaded by Council President @MC_Council_Katz. 👀➡️Learn more about it: — Montgomery Council […]

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July 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Councilmembers Want Property Tax Exemptions for High-Rise Developers at Metro Stations

Montgomery County Councilmembers want high-rise housing at Metro stations. Councilmember Hans Riemer held a press conference at the Forest Glen Metro Station Monday to discuss Bill 29-20, which would offer private developers payment and exempt them from property taxes for 15 years if they build high-rise buildings on Metro property. The housing must be at […]

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January 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Council President Katz Holds First Press Conference

Sidney Katz held his first press conference as Council President on Monday. Topics of discussion included economic development, pedestrian safety, affordable senior housing and education. Here are a few highlights: The entire press conference may be watched, here. Katz says he plans to hold his press conferences twice a month.

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January 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Seeking Solar Panel Requirements on All New Single-Family Homes in 2022

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich wants to pass a bill that would require new single-family houses to have solar panels on their roofs starting in 2022. The environmentally-conscious solar panels would turn sunlight into electricity. Elrich wants to officially introduce the bill this year, according to The Washington Post.  In 2017, the Montgomery County Council […]

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December 23, 2019 | Staff Writer

Affordable Housing Expected Near New Purple Line Corridor

Plans to preserve affordable housing near the anticipated Purple Line route in Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties have been announced. A regional Housing Action Plan has been released by the Purple Line Corridor Coalition. The plan was developed by the PLCC’s Housing Action Goal Team, which is led by co-chairs Enterprise Community Partners, MHP and the Housing Initiative […]

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November 25, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Navarro Pridefully Reflects on Term as Council President

With her term coming to an end, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro reflected Monday on the past year. “It has been an amazing year; it’s been a unique year of course with all the transitions of a new administration after 12 years… as well as pretty much a new council…” said Navarro. Key topics […]

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October 16, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Housing Impact Fairness Act Would Raise $100 Million For Affordable Housing, School Construction

On Tuesday, Councilmember Evan Glass introduced The Housing Impact Fairness Act which would raise $100 million for affordable housing and school construction throughout the county over the next decade. The Housing Impact Fairness Act ensures that all newly built single-family homes contribute fairly to Montgomery County’s infrastructure needs. This legislation is expected to close a […]

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July 24, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

County Invests Funds to Help Expand Affordable Housing

More affordable housing is expected in Montgomery County. County Executive Marc Elrich announced that Montgomery County’s Housing Initiative Fund provided the highest level of financing in its 30-year history to preserve or create 22 multifamily properties. Those properties will generate a total of 3,254 apartment units, including 1,982 affordable housing units. Watch the video for […]

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March 11, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery Housing Partnership Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Montgomery Housing Partnership is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this year. Throughout the years, officials say MHP has managed to preserve and expand affordable housing throughout the county. Watch the video for more details about what they’ve accomplished within the past 30 years, and their goals moving forward.

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