Southern Maryland Lacks in Affordable Homes

Pax River in Southern Maryland at Sunrise

Southern Maryland requires a multifaceted approach to increase the amount of affordable housing heading into the next decade.

Housing advocates spoke to members of the Southern Maryland legislative delegation on Friday morning, March 18, during a tri-county housing update.

“It’s going to require all of us working together, all of the stakeholders here, all of the senators and delegates and the federal delegation,” Del. Rachel Jones (D-Calvert, Prince George’s) said.

The situation with affordable housing has been exasperated by a stagnation of wages over the last two decades.

According to Melissa Bondi, state and local policy director at Mid-Atlantic at Enterprise Community Partners, household income in the state rose by 5% from 2000 to 2017.

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