The Coalition's goal is to achieve community understanding, policy making and regulatory decisions that will lead to an increase in and equitable access to Howard County affordable housing. We seek to create a community-wide recognition that Howard County's economic vitality is dependent upon access to jobs, housing that individuals and families can afford, a quality educational system, and resident mobility.

Cost Burden

The percentage of Howard County households who are severely cost-burdened--spending more than 50% of their income on rent--has risen 31% since 2010 when it was 17%.

HoCo by Design

DPZ anticipates releasing HoCo By Design Draft Report by the end of November.

Join the Coalition

Help shape the present and future of housing in Howard County.

We welcome organizations and individuals to join the Coalition. Members receive regular policy and legislative updates on matters that impact affordable housing, and are encouraged to attend Coalition meetings. Members also receive calls to action that can include writing letters, testifying at meetings, supporting in-person events, or providing education to the public.

Membership is free. Coalition members are published on this website and made available in conjunction with public Coalition statements as appropriate.

To join the Howard County Housing Affordability Coalition, please complete the membership sign-up form.