Many states have adopted programs and initiatives to tackle the affordability crisis. In Maryland, policymakers and the housing industry have made concerted efforts to address the problem. Examples include:
- The Rental Housing Program aims to rehabilitate or create rental housing. Funds are made available to projects that restrict units to tenants with incomes below 60% of median income.
Modest Home Choices Act of 2020
The Modest Home Choices Act of 2020 would legalize a wide array of multifamily homes, including duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, cottage clusters, and townhouses. The bill would preempt local restrictive zoning codes in census tracts that meet certain criteria for jobs, transit access, and median household income.