[Greater Baltimore]

Anne Arundel County

Fast Facts:

  • Anne Arundel was home to 593,286 people and had 236,500 housing units in 2022. Since 2010, Anne Arundel has added an average of 4,500 people and 2,000 housing units per year.
  • Twenty-five percent of households were renters and 47 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • Anne Arundel built 1,052 units in 2023; an estimated 1,488 units are needed annually to meet future housing demand. Cumulatively, Anne Arundel has produced at least 1,566 units since 2022.
Sources: Census Population and Housing Unit Estimates, Decennial Census, American Community Survey (2018-22), and the HIT survey of local jurisdictions.
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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.

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Right of First Refusal

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Preservation Inventory - Subsidized

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Preservation Inventory - Unsubsidized

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Rental Assistance Demonstration

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Homeowners

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades of Affordable Housing

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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. Steuart Pittman

    County Executive

  2. Peter Smith

    Chairman - District 1

  3. Allison M. Pickard

    Vice Chairman - District 2

  4. Nathan Volke

    Council Member - District 3

  5. Julie Hummer

    Council Member - District 4

  6. Amanda Fiedler

    Council Member - District 5

  7. Lisa D. B. Rodvien

    Council Member - District 6

  8. Shannon Leadbetter

    Council Member - District 7

Equity Officer

  1. Asha Smith

    Director, Office of Equity and Human Rights

Housing Officials

  1. Jenny Dempsey

    Director of Planning & Zoning

  2. Diane Haislip

    Chief Executive Officer, Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County