The Montgomery Housing Alliance is a coalition of organizations focused on increasing
the rate of preservation and development of affordable housing in Montgomery County.
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We advocate for County and State policies that increase resources for preservation and development, in order to ensure that Montgomery County residents with low incomes and moderate (those households earning at or below 80% of the area median income) have access to affordable homes.
We advocate for regulatory policies that maximize affordable housing development, including policies that expedite the development process for properties with plan to preserve or develop affordable housing.
We advocate for policies that incentivize and facilitate investment by private institutions, such as banks, hospitals, and foundations.
We advocate for policies that expand affordable housing options near transit hubs and along transit corridors, so residents have access to jobs and amenities, reduce transportation costs, and lower greenhouse gas emissions cause by long commutes.
We advocate for policies that ensure residents of all incomes, races, and ethnicities benefit from economic growth in Montgomery County. We support policies that promote mixed-income development as a means to strengthen communities and improve opportunities for low-income households.
We advocate for policies that place an emphasis on the needs of priority populations, including seniors, very low-income and extremely low-income households, homeless persons, and individuals with disabilities.
MHA works to increase funding for the Housing Initiative Fund in Montgomery County, with a goal of $100 Million annually. We most recently worked with the County Executive and County Council for $64 Million in FY19.
The Alliance has consistently worked to increase the percentage of MPDUs required in specific zoning and sector plans including:
The Alliance supports site-specific affordable housing and helped to win affordable units at the Bonifant in downtown Silver Spring.