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...

MHP Opposes ‘Public Charge’ Rule Changes

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MHP is opposing “public charge” regulation changes proposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that could damage immigrant communities by spreading confusion and prompting families not to seek help with health care, housing, and other needs out of fear. Under the proposal, if authorities determine an individual is “likely to become a public...

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