- POLICY ACTIVATIONS
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is initiating the process to revise the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) and Multifamily Rental Financing Program Guide (Guide). This notice is an update about upcoming events and opportunities for you to provide feedback to this ongoing process. It is the intention of the Department to have a transparent and open process regarding the changes to the Qualified Allocation Plan and Multifamily Rental Financing Program Guide.
Since the creation of the LIHTC program in 1986, the Department has benefited greatly from the input and participation of its partners, with the end result being the production of thousands of quality affordable rental homes for low-income households across the State. As the Department moves forward in revising the Qualified Allocation Plan and Multifamily Rental Financing Program Guide, it is committed to achieving a final product that balances many competing priorities and benefits from the collective expertise and experience of interested parties.
This notice, as well as other documents and resources associated with the revision of the Qualified Allocation Plan and Multifamily Rental Financing Program Guide will be posted to the website through this process.
Beginning in September, the Department will hold a series of Regional Listening Sessions to provide an overview of the Spring 2019 Round, solicit additional comments you, as well as to engage in a dialogue regarding revisions to the Qualified Allocation Plan and Multifamily Rental Financing Program Guide. Below are the dates and locations of the Regional Listening Sessions. Please feel free to attend as many of the meetings as you wish.
Eastern Shore: Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Town of Denton
4 North Second Street, Denton, Maryland 21629
Southern Maryland: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, Maryland 20706
Western Maryland: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Elgin Station Crossing Community Center
40 Elgin Boulevard, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Central Maryland – North: Friday, October 4, 2018, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
300 North Apartments
300 N Warwick Ave, Baltimore, MD 21223
Following the Regional Listening Sessions, it is the Department’s goal to issue to a draft Qualified Allocation Plan and Multifamily Rental Financing Program Guide for comment during the fall. It is the Department’s goal to complete this process and adopt a new Qualified Allocation Plan and Multifamily Rental Financing Program Guide in early 2020.
The Department has established a dedicated email address for the revision of the Qualified Allocation Plan and Multifamily Rental Financing Program Guide: dhcd.qap@Maryland.gov. Please submit your comments regarding your suggested revisions to this address. Questions can be directed to 301-429-7775 or Gregory.Hare@Maryland.gov.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15!
The DCSEU is accepting applications for the FY 2020 Income Qualified Efficiency Fund. The fund allows owners and managers of affordable housing, clinics, and shelters, as well as contractors working on projects at these buildings, to apply for funding from the DCSEU for energy efficiency projects. The deadline for applications has been extended to November 15, 2019. For more information, please contact the DCSEU at 202-479-2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DCSEU has no-cost technical assistance, financial incentives, and training opportunities available for DC affordable housing developers, building owners, and property managers:
For more information on how the DCSEU can help you, call 202-479-2222 or e-mail email@example.com.
Join Mayor Muriel Bowser, District Government officials, stakeholders, and the community to show your support for affordable and workforce housing investments and preview the site of future workforce housing in the Marshall Heights neighborhood of Ward 7 in DC.
At the start of her second term, Mayor Bowser set a bold goal to deliver an additional 36,000 units of housing—including at least 12,000 units of affordable housing—by 2025. In addition, the Mayor has called on the entire region to work together to produce 240,000 additional housing units. In March, she introduced her Fiscal Year 2020 budget, which includes new housing investments under the DC Department of Housing and Community Development: a 30-percent increase in the Housing Production Trust Fund, bringing her annual investment to $130 million; an increase in the Housing Preservation Fund from $10 million to $15 million, which will yield an additional $45 million in private investment; and a new $20 million Workforce Housing Fund that will leverage private sector investment by 9 to 1, bringing the fund up to $200 million.
This event will take place on the site of Phase 3 of Cynthia Townhomes, which is part of the Housing Investment Platform of the DC Housing Finance Agency. All three phases total 15 townhomes, with five homes in each phase. Phase One is sold out, and three homes are reserved via pre-sale in Phases Two and Three. The homes are for households making no more than $140,600 (120% of the median family income in 2018).
You can register online here.
On Sunday, May 5th, A Wider Circle invites you to walk, run, bike, or ride to its Center for Community Service in Silver Spring, arriving anytime from 12:00pm – 4:00pm to engage in an afternoon of community-building activities.
The center is located at 9159 Brookville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 and, upon arrival, you will have the option to choose from a variety of family-friendly volunteer service projects! Click here to register.
Can’t make it on May 5? No problem! A Wider Circle invites schools, congregations and businesses to host community walks on their property from May 5th – May 11th.Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to have a speaker from A Wider Circle at your community walk.
Walk sponsorships are available and include numerous opportunities with full branding and exposure as a community partner. Click here for details on sponsor levels and benefits.
People & Places 2019 is taking place April 15-17 in Arlington, Virginia! Eighteen national nonprofits have joined forces to present People & Places 2019, a national community development conference. Join placemakers from different places, races, and national networks to share local solutions to displacement, disinvestment, and racial inequity. The luncheon features a discussion on “People’s Right to Their Places: Community Accountability in an Age of Displacement” with community developers and organizers from Seattle, New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. Register by April 9 using these HAND discount codes: HANDpeople takes $100 off the 3-day rate. HAND1day takes $50 the 1-day rate.