Howard County

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Fast Facts:
  • Howard was home to 334,529 people and had 124,252 housing units in 2021. Since 2010, Howard has added an average of 4,200 people and 1,300 housing units per year.
  • Twenty-seven percent of households were renters and 44 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • Howard built 721 new units in 2022.
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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. Calvin Ball

    County Executive

  2. Opel Jones

    Council Member - District 2

  3. Deb Jung

    Council Member - District 4

  4. Christiana Rigby

    Council Member - District 3

  5. Liz Walsh

    Council Member - District 1

  6. David Yungmann

    Council Member - District 5

Equity Officer

  1. Dr. Denise Boston

    Equity and Restorative Practices Manager

Housing Official

  1. Kelly A. Cimino

    Director, Department of Housing and Community Development