housing

July 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Hope Homelessness in County Will Someday Be ‘Rare, Brief and Non-Recurring’

88 people who experienced homelessness in Montgomery County have died since 2020 began. County leaders held a memorial service Wednesday at the Executive Office Building Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in Rockville to remember those who experienced homelessness and have passed away. Most community members were permanently housed at the time of their passing and all received […]

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July 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Homelessness Decreases in County During Pandemic

During the pandemic, homelessness decreased in the county. That’s according to John Mendez, executive director of Bethesda Cares, a non-profit organization that works to end homelessness in Montgomery County. “We’ve seen a drastic reduction,” Mendez said during a virtual talk sponsored by Montgomery County Public Libraries on Monday. He attributed the efforts of the county […]

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July 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Halpine View Apartments Will Preserve Affordable Units

Redevelopment will not threaten affordable housing in Rockville’s Halpine View Apartments due to a county agreement to preserve its 564 affordable units. Any redevelopment of the apartments must include a one-for-one replacement of market-affordable units with income-restricted affordable units, County Executive Marc Elrich explained during a press conference at the apartment complex Thursday. The units […]

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June 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council’s New Regulations Incentivize Housing Development at Metro Stations 

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved regulations to implement the “More Housing at Metrorail Stations Act,” which aims to incentivize high-rise housing construction at Metro stations by providing a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT), with some criteria for development. According to the council, the bill offers the PILOT for 15 years for […]

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February 16, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Sen. Van Hollen: One in Ten Renters in Maryland Face Eviction, ‘In Desperate Need of Help’

Before the pandemic hit, Maryland already was dealing with a crisis in affordable housing. Since then, it has become more acute, and currently 214,000 Marylanders who are renters are facing eviction, according to U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen. “That’s one in 10 Marylanders,” he said at Tuesday morning’s Roundtable on COVID-19 Housing Crisis. The delinquency […]

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October 28, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Council Overrides Veto of High-Rise Housing at Metrorail Stations Act

The Montgomery County Council has overridden a veto of the “More Housing at Metrorail Stations Act,” a major housing initiative for Metrorail stations, according to a county press release. Originally enacted on Oct. 6, the new act has “the potential to generate thousands of affordable housing units and help spur economic growth,” the statement claims. The […]

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October 27, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Nueva Comunidad de Viviendas Asequibles para Personas Mayores en Silver Spring

El Ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, dirigió el evento de apertura en Willow Manor en Fairland, una nueva comunidad de viviendas asequibles en Silver Spring para personas mayores. La comunidad es para residentes mayores de 62 años y ofrece 60 unidades asequibles y 61 unidades a precio del mercado. MyMCMedia asistió a la […]

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October 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

New Affordable Senior Housing Community Opens in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich led a ribbon cutting at the Willow Manor at Fairland, a new affordable housing community in Silver Spring. The community is for residents ages 62 and older and offers 60 affordable units and 61 units at market rate. MyMCMedia attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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July 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

As Eviction Hearings Can Resume, Council Approves $20 Million in Relief

The Montgomery County Council approved $20 million in funding for rental assistance and eviction and homelessness prevention.  The county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will administer the funds, which will be used toward programs that help tenants at risk of homelessness or eviction due to COVID-19, according to council documents. The prevention programs […]

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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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