Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County 
Releases Five-Year Strategic Plan, Debuting New Affordable Housing and
Supportive Services Initiatives for 2024-2029 

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For Immediate Release   Media Contact:
June 3, 2024   Je’Coven Norwood, 
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Kensington, Md. - The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) today released its new Five-Year Strategic Plan, which will guide its work in providing affordable housing and supportive services in the 2024-2029 timeframe.

 

The Housing Opportunities Commission
Announced as 2024 Ivory Prize Winner
Housing Production Fund Lauded As Innovative Financing Model

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: 
Tia Blount
VP Public Affairs & Communications 
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Kensington, Md., May 16, 2024 – The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) today announced it has been selected as one of four winners of the 2024 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability, a national award to recognize ambitious, feasible, and scalable solutions to housing affordability. HOC was honored for its successful deployment of the Housing Production Fund (HPF), an innovative financing tool that addresses the critical need for more affordable housing.

Montgomery County’s Department of Housing and Community Affairs and
Housing Opportunities Commission Launch Nonprofit Preservation Fund

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Kensington, Md., May 14, 2024 -  Montgomery County and the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County have launched the Nonprofit Preservation Fund (NPF) to preserve affordable housing.  The NPF will be funded with $50 million by Fiscal Year 2025 to provide low-interest, interim loans to support the acquisition and preservation of naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH) by nonprofit developers and HOC.

The Housing Opportunities Commission
Announced as Ivory Prize 2024 Top 10 Finalist
Housing Production Fund Cited As Innovative Financing Model

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Kensington, Md., Apr., 23, 2024  – The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) today announced the selection of the Housing Production Fund (HPF) as a Top 10 finalist for the 2024 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability, a national award to recognize ambitious, feasible, and scalable solutions to housing affordability. This prominent group of finalists, selected from the Top 25 announced in February, are presenting tangible and innovative housing solutions as Americans are increasingly priced out of safe and affordable housing.

 
 
Residences on the Lane Voted Best Affordable Apartment Community

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Kensington, MD, March 27, 2024 – The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) is honored to announce that Residences on the Lane, its mixed-use, mixed-income affordable senior apartment complex in downtown Rockville, Md., was voted “Best Affordable Apartment Community” by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

 

The Housing Opportunities Commission
Announced as Ivory Prize 2024 Top 25 Finalist
Housing Production Fund Cited As Innovative Financing Model

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Kensington, Md, Feb. 22, 2024 – The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) is excited to announce selection of the Housing Production Fund (HPF) as a Top 25 finalist for the 2024 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability, a national award to recognize ambitious, feasible, and scalable solutions to housing affordability. This prestigious group of finalists are presenting tangible and innovative housing solutions as Americans are increasingly priced out of safe and affordable housing.

NAHRO AwardThe Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) received an Award of Merit from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) at the association’s national conference held in New Orleans, October 6-8, 2023. HOC received this prestigious award in the Affordable Housing Category for its innovative Housing Production Fund (HPF). In addition, as an Award of Merit recipient, HOC was nominated by a regional NAHRO jury of judges for consideration by a national jury to receive NAHRO’s National Award of Excellence. Winners of this Award of Excellence will be announced at NAHRO’s national conference in Washington, DC, in the spring of 2024.

Notice of Publication
Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County
Administrative Plan Revision/Addition

The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) has developed proposed additions for its Administrative Plan for the Housing Choice Voucher program (“Administrative Plan”). The proposed changes involve the administration of forty-two Incremental Vouchers awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) These revisions will go into effect following approval by HOC’s Commission.

 
HOC was awarded 25 Stability Vouchers ("SVs") from the Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD").  Applicants eligible to receive a SV must be referred to HOC from  the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") and meet one of four eligibility criteria:

  1. Individuals and families who are currently experiencing homelessness;
  2. Individuals and families at risk of homelessness;
  3. Individuals and families fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, stalking   sexual assault; and
  4. Veterans and families that include a veteran family member that meet one of the preceding criteria (1-3).

 

If you are interested in receiving a SV, please contact HHS via the following email address: HSvouchers@montgomerycountymd.gov
For Immediate Release
July 5, 2023
Media Contact:
Susan Kenedy,
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Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County 
Announces the Launch of their Five-Year Strategic Planning Process and 
Opportunity for County Stakeholders to Help Shape the Future of the Agency 

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Silver Spring, Md. - Today, the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) announces the launch of its new strategic planning process.  This process is intended and designed to produce HOC’s five-year strategic plan for 2023-2028. The strategic plan is an outward-facing document laying out the Commission’s vision, mission, goals, key initiatives, and priorities for the next five years.

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:   
Susan Kenedy,
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May 4, 2023                                                                                                                

 

Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County 
Dedicates its Newly Constructed Affordable Senior Living Apartment Community to Affordable Housing Advocate, Former County Executive Isiah Leggett

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Silver Spring, Md. - Today, the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) proudly dedicated its newest affordable senior community, The Leggett, to affordable housing advocate, Former County Executive Isiah Leggett.