Maryland Affordable Housing Legislation Debate Continues

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While almost all of Governor Moore’s legislative priorities have crossed over in at least one chamber as of Monday’s “crossover” date, the Housing Expansion and Affordability Act of 2024 has yet to leave committee in either the House or Senate. The statewide bill that could have big impacts on proposed projects in Baltimore County, where recent county-wide legislation related to mixed-use development has yet to be successful.

The debate: Maryland’s housing environment faces availability and affordability hurdles for current residents and newcomers alike — which stands in the way to our state’s overall competitiveness. But some legislative leaders, who argue that certain school districts are already at maximum capacity, do not want to see education nor local jurisdictions’ authority over housing be sacrificed in the process.

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