Who We Are
The Housing Committee focuses on housing in Montgomery County especially affordable housing, special needs housing, and fair housing and accommodations. We are currently seeking a new chair or co-chair for the committee. Meetings will be scheduled shortly. The Committee typically meets monthly.
Contact: Melpi Jeffries or Sally Roman for meeting place and date.
What We Do
Study and support policies and programs to increase the supply of affordable housing, prevent discrimination in housing and public accommodations, and meet the housing needs of those with special needs, especially the homeless. We have recently studied and supported legislation to facilitate provision of accessory dwelling units. We have a longstanding interest in the MPDU program and have recently followed County policies to address tenant issues.
What You Can Do
Join the Committee. Follow County Council and Planning Board housing proposals and legislation. Attend housing forums and programs, including public sector, private sector and nonprofit events.
What We’re Keeping an Eye On:
- The housing element of the update to the County’s General Plan currently underway and known as Thrive Montgomery 2050
- Proposals to address the impact of the Purple Line on Housing
- Tenant issues and results of the recent comprehensive inspections of rental housing