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Charles County

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Fast Facts:

  • Charles was home to 170,102 people and had 63,772 housing units in 2022. Since 2010, Charles has added an average of 1,900 people and 700 housing units per year.
  • Twenty percent of households were renters and 45 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • Charles did not meet the annual production target of 1,320 units, with 278 new units built in 2023. Cumulatively, Charles has produced at least 2,097 units since 2020, short of its 4-year target of 5,280.
  • Charles County has not adopted the 2030 COG housing targets nor established any local targets.
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. 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