Protect the County’s Ability to Respond To Need and Ensure Adequate Representation

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If you live in Montgomery County, there are local ballot questions that you’ll want to pay special attention to because they could affect affordable housing funding and policies. These ballot initiatives will have serious implications for the work we do to provide affordable housing in Montgomery County. Questions A and B concern property taxes and...

MHP Opposes New HUD Rule on Housing Discrimination

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MHP stands with a national coalition of affordable housing organizations that oppose a final US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulation that represents a significant retreat from the Federal government’s responsibility to address housing discrimination. The new rule terminates Obama era requirements to affirmatively further fair housing. Read the statement by fair housing...

MHP Advocates for Low-Income Renters During Crisis

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MHP President Robert A. Goldman is urging the Montgomery County Council to support efforts to protect low-income renters during the COVID-19 crisis as a top funding priority. The recommendations are contained in submitted testimony on fiscal 2021 budget priorities. He recommended that the Council support: $20 million in emergency rental assistance for renters, with priority given...

Take Action To Support Affordable Housing Funding

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MHP Calls for Strong Support of Affordable Housing

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Montgomery County should take strong steps to expand the availability of affordable housing, MHP’s Chris Gillis told the County Council at a Feb. 6 hearing on the fiscal 2021 capital budget. “MHP’s top priority in the County Executive’s proposed capital budget is additional funding to support the acquisition, development, and renovation of affordable housing, and...

Advocacy Action Alert: Support Expanded Housing Trust Fund

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The Montgomery County Council’s budget deliberations are in full swing and we need you to be a champion for programs that support affordable housing in the county.  Access to quality, affordable housing serves as an important source of stability for our neighbors who face economic challenges.  On Wednesday, April 24, the Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) and Health and Human...

MHP Advocates for Funds for Affordable Housing, Student Programming

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MHP President Robert Goldman asked the Montgomery County Council to provide more funding for acquisition and preservation of affordable housing in the FY2020 budget. He also asked the council to consider supporting MHP’s Play & Learn preschool program, which he noted “directly aligns with the county’s goal of ensuring that all of our children enter...

MHP Encourages Affordable Housing Preservation in Veirs Mill Corridor

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Montgomery County should actively seek to preserve affordable housing as it moves forward with the Veirs Mill Corridor master plan, according to Montgomery Housing Partnership. In public testimony before the Montgomery County Council, MHP Senior Project Manager and Legal Counsel Stephanie Roodman generally praised the plan, which was initiated by the Maryland County Planning Board. MHP...

MHP Takes Part in Community Development Day

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The MHP team traveled to meet with legislators in Annapolis for Community Development Day 2019, sponsored by Community Development Network of Maryland. It’s an important opportunity to meet with state legislators to seek support for community development, affordable housing funding, and economic initiatives that help communities served by MHP. It’s also a chance to say...

Everyone Deserves the Opportunity To Live in A Safe and Affordable Place

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Oscar, an MHP resident and a senior in high school, advocated for continued support for affordable housing in testimony at a budget forum convened by Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich to gather input on fiscal 2020 funding priorities. County Executive Elrich praised Oscar for his advocacy and service to the community, noting that he is...

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