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Affordable Housing and Education Advocates Rally For $100 Million In Additional Funding

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Rockville, MD—On December 3 at 7 p.m., Councilmember Evan Glass will hold a press conference in advance of a full council hearing on the Housing Impact Fairness Act, which would raise $100 million for affordable housing and school construction over the next decade.

The Housing Impact Fairness Act will generate $10 million a year by closing a loophole in the collection of impact fees when newly rebuilt homes, also known as “teardowns,” are constructed. As proposed, the legislation would generate an additional $5.7 million a year for school construction and $4.3 million a year for the county’s affordable housing programs. Unlike all other types of new housing, newly rebuilt homes are currently exempt from paying impact fees and do not contribute to the growing infrastructure demands on the community.

This event is open to the press.

WHO:    Councilmember Evan Glass, At- large

Montgomery County Education Association
Montgomery Housing Alliance
Montgomery County Council of PTAs
SEIU Local 500
Action in Montgomery
Montgomery County Taxpayers League

WHAT: Press Conference on Housing Impact Fairness Act

WHEN: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Montgomery County Council, 100 Maryland Avenue, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Rockville, MD 20850

Media RSVP to Valeria.Carranza@montgomerycountymd.gov

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Release ID: 19-374
Media Contact: Valeria Carranza 240-777-7966