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Baltimore County

Fast Facts:

  • Baltimore County was home to 846,161 people and had 351,142 housing units in 2022. Since 2010, Baltimore County has added an average of 3,400 people and 1,300 housing units per year.
  • Thirty-three percent of households were renters and 52 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • Baltimore County built 679 units in 2023; an estimated 1,739 units are needed annually to meet future housing demand. Cumulatively, Baltimore County has produced at least 1,383 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. John A. Olszewski, Jr.

    County Executive

  2. Pat Young

    Council Member - District 1

  3. Israel Patoka

    Council Member - District 2

  4. Wade Kach

    Council Member - District 3

  5. Julian E. Jones, Jr.

    Council Member - District 4

  6. David Marks

    Council Member - District 5

  7. Mike Ertel

    Council Member - District 6

  8. Todd K. Crandell

    Council Member - District 7

Equity Officer

  1. Sevetra Peoples-Brown

    Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Housing Official

  1. Terry Hickey

    Director, Department of Housing and Community Development