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.

Key Housing Data in the Draft HoCo By Design Plan

  • Current Housing Undersupply: 20,000 homes

  • Job Creation through 2040: 59,000 jobs

  • New Housing Demand: 31,000 homes

Governor Moore Appoints Salisbury Mayor Jake Day as Housing Secretary --Adds Housing as new Cabinet position.

Mayor Day Brings More Housing to Salisbury

HoCo by Design Comment Deadline Extended

HoCo By Design, Howard County's General Plan update, is now available to the public. Feedback deadline: January 31, 2023

From the Coalition's Social Media

Making housing affordability in Howard County Is a step toward social justice and racial equity.

Howard County doesn't provide enough housing for workforce families, market-rate families, seniors, low-income renters, and professionals and other renters-by-choice. All of these groups need a greater diversity of homes than is supplied by the market.

Let's push to make sure that there are better, more affordable options for our essential workers to call Howard County home!

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.