City of Gaithersburg

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Fast Facts:
  • Gaithersburg was home to 69,657 people and 25,908 households in 2020. Since 2010, the city has added an average of 390 households and 380 housing units per year.
  • Forty-nine percent of households were renters and 49 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • Gaithersburg did not meet the annual production target of 290 units in 2020 or 2021, a total of 226 units were built in 2020 and 2021.
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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.

Preserve

Right of First Refusal

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Preservation Inventory

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Rental Assistance Demonstration

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Produce

Inclusionary Housing

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Housing Trust Fund

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Tax or Fee Exemptions

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Public Land

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Affordable Housing in TOD Priority

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Protect

Affordable Housing Priority

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Prevention of Displacement Priority

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Homebuyer Assistance

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Emergency Rental Assistance

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Housing First

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Local Tenant Vouchers

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Affordable Housing in All Neighborhoods

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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. Neil Harris

    Council Vice President

Housing Official

  1. Louise Kauffmann

    Director of Housing and Community Development