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City of Gaithersburg

Fast Facts:

  • Gaithersburg was home to 68,952 people and had 25,264 housing units in 2022. Since 2010, Gaithersburg has added an average of 700 people and 200 housing units per year.
  • Forty-nine percent of households were renters and 50 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • Gaithersburg did not meet the annual production target of 290 units, with no new units built in 2023. Cumulatively, Gaithersburg has produced at least 849 units since 2020, short of its 4-year target of 1,160.
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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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.