Howard County officials recently announced they’re opening applications for seats on their new Housing Opportunities Trust Fund Advisory Committee.
Earlier this week, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and the Department of Housing and Community Development announced next steps for Howard County’s historic Housing Opportunities Trust Fund.
Howard is just the latest of several Maryland counties to create a housing fund. Baltimore City
, Prince George’s
, and Montgomery
Counties, as well as the state of Maryland
, each have established a similar fund. This is just the latest in a long line of actions taken by counties to help bring the cost of housing down.
Yesterday, October 19th, MACo hosted an all-day symposium dedicated to addressing the affordable housing crisis. Partners from all aspects of the debate gathered in Anne Arundel County to discuss four major areas of housing policy: planning and zoning, infrastructure, socioeconomic, and the environment. The event represented the first step in finding a solution to this crisis.