Category: Housing Affordability

Changes to school allocations unveiled as public review begins

UPDATE: The Charles County Planning Commission has announced that it will be holding a virtual public hearing on the proposed legislation and changes to the Adequate Public Facilities Manual on August 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm. A Charles County Government press release issued on July 28 said “[t]he purpose of

School allocation legislation moves forward

The Charles County Planning Commission agreed last week to pass on submitting comments on proposed legislation that would change the county’s formula for approving new residential subdivision construction based on school capacity. The unanimous decision to wait until the draft legislation has been presented to the Board of Charles County

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County moves ahead on housing initiatives

County staff updated the Board of Charles County Commissioners on Tuesday on plans to reopen the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for the first time in eight years and to develop a comprehensive licensing program for rental properties to ensure the county has the ability to enforce minimum health and

Jacqueline Younger, program coordinator at YESS! of Charles County, who participated in Saturday's community services pop-up in Bryans Road. (Photo by Paul Lagasse)

United Way “pop-up” spotlights community services needs

At their most fundamental, planning and economic development are about ensuring that citizens have access to the basic necessities for life. Food, clothing, and shelter are the traditional trio, but in a modern community those necessities also include things like clean water, electricity, health care, and transportation, and access to