Montgomery County

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Fast Facts:
  • Montgomery was home to 1,062,061 people and 386,931 households in 2020. Since 2010, the county has added an average of 3,000 households and 2,900 housing units per year.
  • Thirty-five percent of households were renters and 51 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 County did not meet the annual production target of 2,472 units in the past three years and built 1,997 units in 2021. Cumulatively, Montgomery has produced a total of 6,300 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

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Rental Assistance Demonstration

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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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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. 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. Aseem Nigam

    Director, Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs