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

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 3, 2019—Tonight 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


WHAT: Press Conference on Housing Impact Fairness Act

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 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: 19-381
Media Contact: Valeria Carranza 240-777-7954