Frederick County

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Fast Facts:
  • Frederick was home to 279,835 people and had 106,417 housing units in 2021. Since 2010, Frederick has added an average of 4,100 people and 1,400 housing units per year.
  • Twenty-four percent of households were renters and 48 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • Frederick County has not adopted the 2030 COG housing targets nor established any local targets.
  • Frederick continues to exceed the annual production target of 1,740 units, with 2,004 new units built in 2022. Cumulatively, Frederick has produced more than 6,604 units since 2019.
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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. Jan H. Gardner

    County Executive

  2. Kavonte Duckett

    Vice President - District 4

  3. Renee Knapp

    At-Large Council Member

  4. Mason Carter

    Council Member - District 5

  5. Jerry Donald

    Council Member - District 1

  6. M.C. Keegan-Ayer

    Council Member - District 3

  7. Steve McKay

    Council Member - District 2

Equity Officer

  1. Michael Hughes

    Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer

Housing Official

  1. Susan Brown

    Director, Housing and Community Development