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2015 Accomplishments

Increased Financial Resources for Rental Housing

  • Led a successful effort to secure another $20 Million for the Rental Housing Works Program - for a total of $81.5 million in new State funding the last four years.
  • Successfully advocated for full funding of the DHCD rental housing budget.

Provided Learning Opportunities and Kept Members Informed

  • Held a very successful Housing Day with over 250 attendees and debuted our new affordable housing advocacy video to Legislators.
  • Continued the Brown Bag Lunch series and held eight educational sessions on key and timely rental housing issues, such as trends in financing and underwriting, transit oriented development and the red line extension, Enterprise Green Communities standards, and a case study on in-place rehabilitation as well as energy efficiency themed meetings on the implementation of the new energy codes, latest technology in ventilation and moisture control, and energy efficient design issues in rehabilitation of older buildings.
  • Co-Sponsored the Energy Road Show in Baltimore with the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA).
  • Co-Sponsored a full day Property Management Training in Columbia.
  • Launched our new website and provided E-newsletters throughout the year to keep members informed of important topics in the rental housing industry.
  • Committees met throughout the year and provided members with a chance to learn through peer exchange.

Provided Opportunities to Network with Peers and Celebrate Success

  • Held our 15th Annual Meeting in Baltimore with a record attendance of over 300; commemorated our 15th anniversary and all MAHC has accomplished, Keynote Speaker Ron Terwilliger, Retired CEO of Trammel Crow and Chairman of the Enterprise Board, a DHCD update from Secretary Kenneth Holt and panel discussion on disparate impact.
  • Hosted our first annual Spring Breakfast with the DHCD Secretary in Annapolis and a Holiday Mixer in Baltimore.


2014 Accomplishments

Increased Financial Resources for Rental Housing

  • Led a successful effort to secure a record $24 Million for the Rental Housing Works Program - for a total of $61.5 million in new State funding the last three years.
  • Successfully advocated for full funding of the DHCD rental housing budget.

Improved the State’s Rental Housing Programs

  • Successfully advocated for legislation to eliminate the local resolution requirement and combine and streamline the DHCD Rental Housing Programs into one single application.
  • Provided comments on the rental housing plan and guide.
  • Held quarterly meetings with Secretary Skinner to discuss issues of importance to members.

Provided Learning Opportunities and Kept Members Informed

  • Held our largest and most successful Housing Day, a major advocacy success with passage of all MAHC legislative priorities.
  • Kicked off the Brown Bag Lunch series and held eight educational sessions on key and timely rental housing issues, such as feedback on the tax credit round, regional housing initiatives, smoke free housing policies, structuring lease purchase deals, updates on the RAD program, an energy benchmarking demonstration, and the budget outlook for 2015 in Maryland. 
  • Provided E-Newsletters throughout the year to keep members informed of important topics in the rental housing industry.
  • Committees met throughout the year and provided members a change to learn through peer exchange.

Provided Opportunities to Network with Peers and Celebrate Success

  • Held our 14th Annual Meeting in Baltimore with a record attendance of 275 people, Keynote Speaker Chris Estes, CEO of the National Housing Conference, a DHCD update from Secretary Clarence Snuggs and panel discussions on designing housing with residents in mind and the impact of QAP priorities across the State.
  • Hosted a Spring Mixer in Annapolis and a Holiday Mixer in Baltimore.
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