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02.09.12 Ulman Names Carbo New Housing Director

February 9, 2012

Media Contact: Kevin Enright, Director, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022


Ulman Names Carbo New Housing Director

Assumes position after serving as Deputy

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced today that Thomas Carbo is the new Director of the County’s Department of Housing and Community Development. He will also serve as the Executive Director of the Howard County Housing Commission. Carbo previously served as Deputy Director under Stacy L. Spann who resigned in December.

“I am proud to work with a dedicated group of people who have made so much progress over the past five years in making Howard County one of the best places to live,” said Carbo. “The projects we are moving forward are advancing the County’s strategic housing plan which will help us to better serve our residents and strengthen our quality of life.”

Carbo began his career as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland’s Department of Housing and Community Development. Then, as a Howard County Assistant Solicitor for 13 years, he helped create the County’s public housing authority – the Howard County Housing Commission. Tom has also served as the County’s Hearing Examiner and Labor Coordinator.

“Tom is uniquely qualified for this job; his in depth knowledge of the County, it’s communities, and the projects already underway make him the right person for this job,” said county Executive Ulman. “I look forward to Tom’s continued leadership as we work to expand and preserve affordable housing opportunities within our communities.”

Over the last five years the County has increased its rental housing portfolio from 370 to nearly 1,000 units; started the redevelopment of two of its aging low-income housing projects into state-of-the-art, green, mixed-income, amenity-rich communities; purchased and preserved an existing 300-unit community using bank-qualified bonds; and developed the nation’s first affordable, green and universally-designed single-family for-sale community.