Howard County Opportunities Master Plan
On July 19th at 2pm, MMHA will be welcoming Kelly A. Cimino, Howard County Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development to discuss the recently released Housing Opportunities Master Plan. Details are below:
In the Fall of 2019, Howard County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball created the Housing Opportunities Master Plan Task Force to assess the current state of housing in Howard County and to assist in the preparation of the Housing Opportunities Master Plan. A master plan for housing needs had not been completed for Howard County in more than 10 years.
County Executive Dr. Ball released the final Housing Opportunities Master Plan on May 18, 2021. The 40-page plan, and 80 recommendations, is based on data analysis and research of neighboring jurisdictions and nationwide, as well as input from community practitioners, housing partners and the public over the last 14 months. The community was able to participate in the process and development of the plan through 22 task force meetings, 5 community meetings, multiple environmental justice outreach discussions and 2 surveys with over 2600 responses.