Increase the number of affordable rental units for households with incomes 60% below median income by 54% by 2025
For FY2024 it is expected that there will be an additional 120 affordable units added to the existing inventory. The Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) enacted in 2020 has negatively impacted the construction of new rental units and contributed to the ongoing shortage of affordable units.
- Howard County, with input from a diverse group of community members is currently requesting proposals to develop a Housing Opportunities MasterPlan with an over reaching goal of identifying the County’s affordability issues and needs along with strategies to address them.
- Maintaining the current MIHU program while identifying best practices to more effectively manage the program, especially where affordable rental housing is critically low supply.
- Continue providing financial education classes for those seeking housing in Howard County.
Source: Howard County Department of Housing and Community Development