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Support affordable housing in Downtown Columbia!
Wednesday, May 27Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 5:00 pm â€“ 6:30 pm
Join us on the side walk on Little Patuxent Parkway in front of Whole Foods
What is at stake?
The possibility that an additional 2,200 housing units will be approved, constructed, and marketed without one unit affordable to those earning less than $60,000 a year.
So where do the young professionals live to create the called for vibrancy?Â Where do the hospital technicians or Community College part time faculty members live? Not in downtown Columbia!
The Downtown developer was granted the opportunity to build 5,500 additional units.Â That means that our community is in the process of losing 825 units of affordable housing.Â
There is no other opportunity left in this County to create 5,500 units of housing.Â Why isn’t this developer being held to the same standard of other mixed-use developersÂ -Â a minimum of 15% Moderate Income Housing Units? Why is Downtown being allowed to become an enclave for the affluent?
Take action to require a full spectrum of housing that includes affordable units.
Ask our elected officials NOW to introduce legislation in June. Contact County Executive Allan Kittleman, (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; call:Â 410-313-2020)
and the Chair of the County Council Mary Kay Sigaty (email email@example.com; call: 410-313-2001).
Both receive letters at the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
Act now before we have 3,000 housing units approved without affordable options.
Full Spectrum Housing Coalition Event – rain or shine
Stand with Us on May 27!
Get your friends, family, and advocates for affordable housing involved!