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.

Upcoming Events

Updates and Advocacy Needed on "HoCo by Design" Webinar

Please join us for one of four upcoming Zoom sessions about the General Plan. Members of the Coalition's steering committee will share the current status of the County Council's deliberations, summarize the Coalition's advocacy positions, and discuss simple ways that you can add your voice to the campaign. Details:

4 Sessions - Every Thursday from Aug 24 through Sept 14

7-8 pm on Zoom 

Register for a Coalition Info Session

Next Public Hearing on HoCo By Design

Save the date for the next public county council hearing! 

Wednesday, Sep 20, 7 pm

George Howard Building

3430 Court House Drive

Ellicott City

Want to Testify? 

To testify in person or virtually, register here. (Select the "Legislative" option.)

Or, submit written testimony to:

Updates and News

Coalition Submits HoCo By Design Draft Report Comments

Calls for 

Click here to read the comments.

County Planning Board 


Coalition Ho Co By Design Stance

Coalition Testimony 

Supporting Petition

Watch Our New Video!

 Check out our new video highlighting the testimonies of housing advocates at the June and July hearings on HoCo by Design 


From the Coalition's Social Media Postings

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