While we cannot gather in Annapolis this year, we will meet virtually to ask our legislators to invest more of the state's historic budget surplus in affordable housing. The Rental Housing Works (RHW) Program has continued to help Maryland recover from the economic crisis and brought additional jobs and much needed affordable housing to the State, but the pipeline of projects continues to grow, as do project budgets. We need to urge the Legislature to substantially increase the Governor's Capital Budget for DHCD which currently includes $42 million for Rental Housing Works, $12 million for Partnership, $14.85 million for Energy Programs and $3 million for the Shelter and Transitional Housing Program. Affordable housing provides Maryland residents with a safe place to live and raise their families, and it creates jobs for Marylanders. A one-time investment of additional capital funding will help clear the pipeline and allow DHCD to continue processing applications.
Join us on Zoom for Housing Day to learn about important legislative initiatives and show our legislators that rental housing matters!
**We will also conduct individual County delegation meetings virtually between February 15-18, 2022. If you would like to join any meetings with individual Legislators, please sign up for a County delegation group, and we will forward you the Zoom links for those meetings separately. Due to scheduling constraints, individual meetings may occur throughout the week.
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