Voting Matters

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With so much attention on the election, MHP teachers recently shared resources with our elementary school-aged students to help them learn about how and why we vote. Gloria Castro, MHP Community Life Senior Programs Manager, said, “This was an important time in all our lives.” She noted, “My purpose in doing this was to make...

Free Food Distribution Saturday Morning at Gilbert Highlands

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MHP is partnering with Manna Food Center and Jesus House church to sponsor a distribution of free food on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 10 to 11 AM at Gilbert Highlands 8508 Flower Ave. in Takoma Park. Free to all but pre-registration (and masking up!) are required. Register here. Get a flyer about the distribution (in...

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...

Students Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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MHP Supports County Efforts To Seek Additional Emergency Rental Funds

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MHP President Robert A. Goldman praised Montgomery County’s plan to seek additional funding for emergency rental support due to COVID-19. In Sept. 29 testimony to the Montgomery County Council, Goldman said, “We appreciate the County Executive and County Council pursuing every available option to provide rental assistance to residents, and keeping every resident stably housed...

MHP Worthington Woods Is A Winner

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MHP’s acquisition of Worthington Woods Apartments in the District of Columbia’s Congress Heights community has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the Best Real Estate Deals of the year. The purchase of Worthington Woods ensures that its more than 690 residents can reside in homes that will remain affordable. The acquisition...

Community Hero Featured on CNN

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CNN recently did a feature profile of one of MHP’s partners and heroes, Margaret Norris, a teacher at Arcola Elementary School in Silver Spring. Margaret pulled together an amazing team of family, friends, neighbors and community members, who have been providing more than 100 families in MHP’s Amherst community with bags of food essentials every...

Back To School Smiles!

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Thank you to our donors, whose financial and in-kind support provided more than 450 children with brand-new backpacks filled with school supplies so they start the school year right. Thanks are due as well to our volunteers, including MHP staff. We are grateful to our backpack program supporters, who include:

Students Create Rainforests in MHP Summer Program

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Students enrolled in MHP’s Great Hope Homes summer enrichment program were tasked with researching and recreating a rainforest of their choice, depicting ecosystems that included South America, Africa and Asia. Lead teacher Corles Fredericks said, “The project had to be solely their creation,” adding, “I decided to keep all work private to allow students to...

MHP Students Enjoy Summer Programs

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With some help from community partners, MHP teachers developed creative programming to provide young learners with an enriching summer camp experience while meeting requirements to socially distance. Take a look at the video to learn more. One of those experiences for MHP Great Hope Homes students was creating their own rainforests. Learn more here.

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