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The Department of Housing and Community Development provides a comprehensive, coordinated program that addresses housing, community, and economic development within Montgomery County.
Since 1974, the Department of Housing and Community Development has been administering funding for programs related to housing, economic, and community development in Montgomery County. This funding is received through a combination of federal, state, and local sources.
The department is physically located at One Montgomery Plaza, which is across the street from the County Courthouse. A staff of 12 employees administers a variety of eligible activities, including:
- Public improvements on streets, storm drainage, and sanitary sewers
- Open space acquisition, recreation and senior centers improvements
- Downtown revitalization
- Historic preservation
- Fair housing
- Rehabilitation of owner-occupied
- Rental housing
- Assistance to first-time home buyers
The department works with municipalities, local non-profit agencies, other counties, state and federal departments, developers, and the general public. The department typically acts in a grantor or lender capacity. In addition, its staff performs monitoring and compliance functions and offers technical assistance.