Last week, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners received the final version of Homes for All, a report that examines the current housing affordability state in Montgomery County and aims to predict housing needs and patterns in the future based on economic, health, and social trends.
The report also identifies various barriers – including policy and funding – to the creation of affordable housing as well as ways to advance housing equity for underserved and marginalized populations.
Additionally, the report identifies ways to use advocacy, partnership, and funding best practices to increase housing affordability for all residents.
The report was completed after more than two years of data-driven planning and analysis and represents a future vision for housing affordability in the county.
“The Homes for All report outlines how affordable housing is foundational to ensuring the health, wellness, and vitality of every Montgomery County community,” said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.
The report and recommendations will be incorporated into the public-private partnership Your Way Home, a cross-sector housing crisis response system that aims to ensure that everybody in the county has equal opportunity to live in an affordable home along with a thriving community.
You can read the full report here.