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Frederick County

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Fast Facts:

  • Frederick was home to 287,079 people and had 109,012 housing units in 2022. Since 2010, Frederick has added an average of 4,400 people and 1,500 housing units per year.
  • Twenty-four percent of households were renters and 47 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • Frederick exceeded the annual production target of 1,740 units, with 1,982 new units built in 2023. Cumulatively, Frederick has produced at least 8,665 units since 2019, exceeding its 4-year target of 6,960.
  • Frederick 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. Jessica Fitzwater

    County Executive

  2. Renee Knapp

    At-Large Council Member

  3. Jerry Donald

    Council Member - District 1

  4. Steve McKay

    Council Member - District 2

  5. M.C. Keegan-Ayer

    Council Member - District 3

  6. Kavonte Duckett

    Vice President - District 4

  7. Mason Carter

    Council Member - District 5

Equity Officer

  1. Tiffani Kenney

    Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer

Housing Official

  1. Vincent Rogers

    Director, Division of Housing