Frederick County

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Fast Facts:
  • Frederick was home to 271,717 people and 98,358 households in 2020. Since 2010, the county has added an average of 1,400 households and 1,300 housing units per year.
  • Twenty-five percent of households were renters and 48 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • Frederick County has not adopted the 2030 COG housing targets nor established any local targets.
  • Frederick County met the annual production target of 1,740 units in 2021, with 2,536 units built in 2021. In 2019 and 2021, Frederick built more than 4,600 units.
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Policy Status

Solving the region's affordable housing crisis requires a portfolio of policies to preserve existing affordable housing, produce more housing, and protect people from discrimination and displacement.


Right of First Refusal

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Preservation Inventory

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Rental Assistance Demonstration

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Inclusionary Housing

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Housing Trust Fund

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Tax or Fee Exemptions

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Public Land

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Affordable Housing in TOD Priority

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Affordable Housing Priority

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Prevention of Displacement Priority

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Homebuyer Assistance

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Emergency Rental Assistance

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Housing First

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Local Tenant Vouchers

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Affordable Housing in All Neighborhoods

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Housing Outcomes

Local jurisdictions submitted data to enable the region to track housing production, preservation, and rental affordability.

Structural Racism

Discriminatory actions and racist public policies have produced inequitable outcomes for Black, Indigenous, and people of color in the Washington region, including lower incomes and wealth, lower homeownership rates, and higher rates of housing cost burden.

Housing Context

Understanding how household incomes relate to the supply of affordable rental and homeownership units will inform jurisdictions' efforts to meet the current and future housing needs of residents.

Elected Officials

  1. Jan H. Gardner

    County Executive

  2. M.C. Keegan-Ayer

    Council President - District 3

  3. Michael Blue

    Council Vice President - District 5

  4. Kai Hagen

    At-Large Council Member

  5. Phil Dacey

    At-Large Council Member

  6. Jerry Donald

    Council Member - District 1

  7. Jessica Fitzwater

    Council Member - District 4

  8. Steve McKay

    Council Member - District 2

Equity Officer

  1. Michael Hughes

    Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer

Housing Official

  1. Susan Brown

    Director, Housing and Community Development