The Washington Post: “The D.C. region needs to build 87 new homes per day. It’s not close.”

Five years ago, elected officials in the D.C. area concluded that at least 320,000 new housing units were needed to accommodate the region’s anticipated growth.

Maryland Matters: “Senate approves several renter-focused bills on Saturday before Sine Die”

Ahead of the end of the legislative session on Monday, the Maryland Senate moved through several bills this weekend.

Maryland Matters: “Moore’s last housing bill finally receives House approval, but with significant changes”

HB 538, the final piece of Governor Wes Moore’s housing package, passed the Maryland House on Thursday — it now moves to the Senate days before the close of the legislative session on April 8th.

The Baltimore Sun: “Gov. Wes Moore: ‘Housing must come first’”

Maryland Governor Wes Moore and his Housing & Community Development Secretary Jake Day make the case in this op-ed that housing affordability should be the top concern for Maryland policymakers.

The Washington Post: “Montgomery County leaders want to change parking rules”

The Montgomery County Council will soon consider a measure that would eliminate parking requirement for new housing located near transit.

The Baltimore Sun: “Baltimore City Council advances inclusive housing legislation despite some concerns”

The Baltimore City Council advanced two bills yesterday that would significantly change its inclusionary zoning policies.

The Baltimore Banner: “Three Things to Watch as Baltimore Considers Affordable Housing Requirements”

The Baltimore City Council is considering changing its mandatory affordable housing ordinance. Under the new proposal, developers would be required to reserve a larger share of new units for low-income residents at below-market-rate rents.

Baltimore Banner: Maryland Housing Secretary Says Rent Control Unlikely

At a recent forum, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Jacob Day noted that the state legislature is unlikely to consider rent control. Day said rent control measures might not support the rise of such expenses such as real estate taxes and insurance costs, which could dissuade developers from entering the market. Day … Continued

Bisnow: “Rent Control Debate Fuels Uncertainty In Prince George’s County’s Multifamily Market”

This past February, Prince George’s County, Maryland, capped rent increases for one year at three percent. This policy was billed as a temporary, emergency measure. The uncertainty surrounding this policy has chilled housing investment in the county.

Rent Control in Montgomery County Spells Housing Disaster for Residents

Last month, in Montgomery County, Maryland, the County Council debated – and then ultimately passed – rent regulation. A detailed rundown of all the particulars in the final version can be found HERE, but the three most important components of it are summarized below.


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