Action Alert: Prevent Mass Eviction and Displacement

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Action Alert

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Council Committee Voting April 16 on Funding for Affordable HousingOn Friday, April 16, the Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) committee will take up a package of items relating to funding for affordable housing, we need you to be a champion for programs that support the preservation and production of new affordable...

MD Affordable Housing Gap Is Growing, Report Finds

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MHP Supports Action on Housing Opportunity Fund

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MHP joins other affordable housing advocates in urging the Montgomery County Council to approve an $8 million supplemental appropriation to support a new County Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund. The fund is intended to leverage private investment in the preservation and creation of dedicated affordable housing. In testimony to the Council, Chris Gillis, MHP’s Director of...

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...

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