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Fast Facts:
  • Montgomery was home to 1,054,827 people and had 405,744 housing units in 2021. Since 2010, Montgomery has added an average of 7,400 people and 2,700 housing units per year.
  • Thirty-four percent of households were renters and 50 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • Montgomery County has not adopted the 2030 COG housing targets but has established a goal of 41,000 new housing units by 2030, 75% of which are to be in COG activity centers or near high-capacity transit.
  • Montgomery did not meet the annual production target of 2,472 units in 2022, a total of 1,492 units were built. Cumulatively, Montgomery has produced more than 7,792 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. Laurie-Anne Sayles

    At-Large Council Member

  2. Marilyn Balcombe

    Council Member - District 2

  3. Natali Fani-González

    Council Member - District 6

  4. Sidney Katz

    Council Member - District 3

  5. Dawn Luedtke

    Council Member - District 7

  6. Kristin Mink

    Council Member - District 5

  7. Kate Stewart

    Council Member - District 4

Equity Officer

  1. Tiffany Ward

    Director of the Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice

Housing Officials

  1. Chelsea Andrews

    Executive Director, Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County

  2. Scott Bruton

    Director, Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs