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Webinar: Affordable Housing Financing 101 (Montgomery County)

Join the Coalition for Smarter Growth and Montgomery for All for a virtual learning session about the basics of affordable housing financing! 

Livable Communities Leadership Award & Blueprint Premiere

This spring, we'll awarding Metro's General Manager, Randy Clarke, with our 2024 Livable Communities Leadership Award! But wait, there's more! We'll also be premiering our Blueprint for a Better Region. Don't miss this exciting event! You'll want to be there for the unveiling of the first piece: a video designed to inspire.

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Joint Statement: Chevy Chase DC rezoning proposal supports a more inclusive and vibrant community (DC)

Joint Statement: Chevy Chase DC rezoning proposal supports a more inclusive and vibrant community (DC)

Ward3Vision, WIN Ward 3 Congregations Affordable Housing Work Group, and Coalition for Smarter Growth urge adoption of the proposed zoning changes to Chevy Chase’s main street as the critical next step toward achieving a more inclusive and vibrant community. 

Event Materials: Affordable Housing Financing 101 (May 2024)

Hear from experts Patrick McAnaney of Somerset Development Company and Chris Gillis of Montgomery Housing Partnership about how affordable housing providers meet financing needs, and how local, state, and federal government can help—as well as a briefing on the County Councils' work on affordable housing from Council President Andrew Friedson.

Testimony: Department of Housing and Community Development and Housing Production Trust Fund budget

In a challenging budget year, we ask the Committee to maintain its commitment to funding affordable housing production, preservation and essential eviction prevention. Specifically, we request the following. 

CSG Testimony: Support ZC 23-25 Chevy Chase DC rezoning

We wish to express our support for the proposed zoning changes to Chevy Chase DC’s main street. We have participated in and tracked closely the entire process - the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map, the Housing Equity Report, the Small Area Plan, the “Our RFP” public process for the library site, and this rezoning proposal.

Joint Letter to COG-WMATA re Table for LT Metro Funding

The undersigned groups commend regional elected officials and staff for identifying $480 million in funding to support WMATA FY25 operations. Our non-profit and labor organizations worked to support this additional funding, as we did during the successful effort to win $500 million in capital funding in 2018. However, we all recognize that the region needs to once and for all identify a long-term, sustainable, reliable, dedicated funding solution for WMATA.