Anne Arundel Council Passes Bill to Expand Workforce Housing

new-housing-development-2821969_1920 - pixabay - 5.12.20Anne Arundel Council passes a controversial bill to allow certain workforce housing projects to bypass adequate school capacity requirements. 

The legislation narrowly applies the exemption to only qualified Low-Income Housing Tax Credit properties with fewer than 50 units.

From The Baltimore Sun:

The bill would allow the proposed development — and others that also meet the conditions — to build anyway, by allowing them to exceed the county-determined School Utilization Chart school capacity limits by 3% for elementary and middle schools and 5% for high schools. This only applies if the schools were open when they had applied for the program or at the time the developer did the adequate public facilities test with the county.

For more information:

Anne Arundel County Council passes controversial workforce housing bill, defeats bill preventing substantial rent increases (The Baltimore Sun)

Council Considers Bill to Expand Workforce Housing, Ease Certain Restrictions (Conduit Street)