City of Gaithersburg

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Fast Facts:
  • Gaithersburg was home to 69,101 people and had 29,266 housing units in 2021. Since 2010, Gaithersburg has added an average of 800 people and 500 housing units per year.
  • Forty-nine percent of households were renters and 50 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • Gaithersburg exceeded the annual production target of 290 units, with 623 new units built in 2022. Cumulatively, Gaithersburg produced more than 849 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. Lisa Henderson

    Council Vice President

Equity Officer

  1. Hazel Monae

    Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager

Housing Official

  1. Maureen Walker

    Program Coordinator; Division of Housing