Increase the number of affordable rental units for households with incomes 60% below median income by 54% by 2025
For FY2021 it is expected that there will be an additional 59 affordable units added to the existing inventory.
Beginning in FY 2021, the creation of affordable rental units will be challenged with the implementation of the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) which may reduce the expected creation of units from 2021 to 2029 from 621 units down to 303, furthering the 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