Increase number of available affordable housing units that are sold to income eligible households by 70% by 2025
There is an expectation that going forward the number of MIHU units will continue to grow but not at the rate originally anticipated. Anticipated growth between the years 2024 and 2029 is expected to be 250 units due to the effects of the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) which can limit the number of units that can be developed in accordance with the availability of adequate infrastructure such as roads and schools. The implementation of APFO will affect the production of new units at least through 2025.
- Aggressively market the MIHU throughout the community and with employers.
- Continue providing financial education classes to qualify residents for the MIHU Program.
- Howard County, with input from a diverse group of community members is currently requesting proposals to develop a Housing Opportunities MasterPlan with an overarching goal of identifying the County’s affordability issues and needs along with strategies to address them.
Source: Howard County Department of Housing and Community Development