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County Executive Calvin Ball To Announce Housing Master Plan, Task Force

October 29, 2019     

Media Contact: 
Scott L. Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412
 
ELLICOTT CITY, MD –Tomorrow, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will announce the new Housing Opportunities Master Plan process, the first in over ten years. The process will include hiring an independent consultant to find potential approaches in housing, including ways to expand homeownership opportunities and ensure a sustainable future of housing in Howard County. Ball will also sign an Executive Order to form a Housing Opportunities Master Plan Task Force, comprised of a diverse group of community members and stakeholders who will ensure an inclusive, transparent, community-driven process.

“Housing is a critical issue for the future of Howard County and in order to choose the best path forward for all, we need to be informed decision makers. When I took office, Howard County had not created a comprehensive Master Plan on housing affordability needs in over 10 years. I am proud to announce a new Housing Opportunities Master Plan process and Task Force to make the critical determination around what is actually working, and what needs to be improved,” said Ball. “Our Master Plan will help us answer the fundamental questions to begin our community conversation: What is the current state of our housing needs and what is the best path forward to serve all our residents? Together, we will find the answers and make Howard County a great home for families today and tomorrow.”

WHAT:          
Announcement of Housing Opportunities Master Plan process and new Task Force
 
WHEN:          
Wednesday, October 30, 11:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:        
Ellicott Gardens, 5505 Waterloo Road, Ellicott City (if inclement weather, the event will be held in the building’s Community Room) 

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