Funders' Roundtable of Montgomery County: Responding to the Affordable Housing Crisis in Montgomery County
Did you know
- There are more than 15,000 people on the waiting list for affordable housing in Montgomery County.
- For those earning the current minimum wage of $7.50/hour, they would have to work 3.4 full time jobs just to afford an apartment--that's 135 hours per week, all 52 weeks a year.
- Montgomery County’s housing department budget for the current fiscal year is 50% of what it was two years ago.
Join us for a crash course on the issue of affordable housing, facilitated by Angie Rodgers (Peoples Consulting, LLC). We first will examine the different strategies for building and sustaining affordable housing as well as the rapidly growing needs here in Montgomery County. Together, we will explore the role funders can play to expand affordable housing opportunities in our community.
Housing is a critical issue for all funders who want to improve quality of life for low-income individuals and families as it is directly related to improving education and employment opportunities and overall health of people in our region. Please come join in the discussion even if you are not currently funding homeless prevention/intervention or affordable housing programs.
To RSVP contact Bridget Hanagan at email@example.com or 301-495-3036 x 169.
About the Funders' Roundtable of Montgomery County
The Funders’ Roundtable free lunch events provide representatives of local companies and foundations with an opportunity to get acquainted, learn more about Montgomery County funding priorities, and share best practices. The events are open to grantmakers only, and have anywhere from 15 to 30 attendees. Each luncheon focuses on a different funding topic – education, health care, etc.—selected in advance by the group.
Lunch is provided courtesy of our 2014 sponsors: The Community Foundation for Montgomery County, Mead Family Foundation, Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation, and The Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.