Affordable-housing hearing is to be held MondayThe Howard...

June 13, 1996

Affordable-housing hearing is to be held Monday

The Howard County Council will hold a hearing Monday on a resolution that would clear the way for $1.6 million in state aid to build 25 rental townhouses in east Columbia for families earning $18,000 to $30,000.

The project, which would be built in the Streamwood community of Columbia's Long Reach village, would be part of the county's efforts to increase affordable housing, said Leonard S. Vaughan, executive director of the county Office of Housing and Community Development.

One of the wealthiest counties in the nation, Howard's housing prices are so high that $53,340 a year is considered a moderate income. Housing for moderate-income families is "just something need to have," said Vaughan.

The resolution introduced before the County Council June 3 would allow the county to receive money to build the project from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, said Charles A. Kasky, the county's legislative coordinator.

Monday's public hearing will be held at 8 p.m. at the George Howard Building in Ellicott City. The council is scheduled to vote on the resolution July 1.

Police log

Owen Brown: 9800 block of Broken Land Parkway: Burglars pried or smashed doors to three businesses within the same office building early Tuesday. Once inside, laptop computers and keys were stolen.

Pub Date: 6/13/96

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