Prince George’s Council Studies Housing Strategy

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The Prince George’s County Council is laying the groundwork for a major study that could shape County housing policies in upcoming decades. Earlier this year the Council enacted CR-13-2016, which called for the creation of a Comprehensive Housing Strategy Ad Hoc Subcommittee, comprised of five Council members. The purpose of the Subcommittee is to evaluate future housing needs, quality of housing stock and housing affordability.

The Subcommittee has held two meetings to date, with members offering a variety of issues they plan to explore. Already we have heard calls for inclusionary zoning, funding a Housing Trust Fund, the need for a Landlord/Tenant Office, improved code enforcement and retaining affordable housing near the Purple Line.

A consultant will likely be retained by mid-September to help gather data and guide the study. A final report is anticipated by early 2018. AOBA will be closely engaged throughout the study.