NACo recently appointed MACo board member and Charles County Commissioner President Reuben Collins to the NACo Housing Task Force.
Last week the National Association of Counties (NACo) named MACo board member and Charles County Commissioner President Reuben Collins as Maryland’s representative on NACo’s Housing Task Force. The Task Force brings together county government officials from across the nation to illuminate the most critical housing challenges and opportunities from the county government perspective.
Through the task force, NACo will elevate county-led solutions and innovations for addressing our nation’s growing housing affordability and inventory crisis and identify intergovernmental and public-private approaches, informed by the policies, practices and partnerships of America’s counties, that enhance housing affordability and stability for our nation’s residents.
The Task Force will develop a detailed analysis outlining the challenges local communities face regarding housing across the country. Final products will include a landscape report, a series of case studies from across the country, and a blog post series that details convening findings.
Maryland’s counties take the current challenges around housing very seriously. Just last month, MACo hosted a statewide housing symposium focused on four main themes; planning and zoning, infrastructure, socioeconomics, and the environment. The policy team also put out two deep dives on the subject, one focused on the background of the housing crisis, and the other focused on evictions. Counties recognize that housing will be an issue in the short to medium term and remain committed to remaining a part of the solution.