Charles County

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Fast Facts:
  • Charles was home to 168,698 people and had 62,937 housing units in 2021. Since 2010, Charles has added an average of 2,000 people and 700 housing units per year.
  • Twenty-three percent of households were renters and 48 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • Charles County has not adopted the 2030 COG housing targets nor established any local targets.
  • Charles did not meet the annual production target of 1,320 units in 2022, a total of 615 units were built. Cumulatively, Charles has produced more than 1,819 units since 2020.
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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 - 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. Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq

    Commissioner President

  2. Ralph E. Patterson, II, M.A.

    Commissioner Vice President, District 4

  3. Gilbert O. Bowling, III

    County Commissioner, District 1

  4. Thomasina O. Coates

    County Commissioners, District 2

  5. Amanda M. Stewart

    Commissioner, District 3

Equity Officer

  1. Renesha Miles

    Chief Equity Officer

Housing Official

  1. Rita Wood

    Chief of Housing Authority