Appointed by House Speaker: two vacancies
Appointed by Senate President & House Speaker: not yet appointed
Representing Maryland Association of Counties: one vacancy
Representing Maryland Municipal League: one vacancy
Ex officio: Kenneth C. Holt, Secretary of Housing & Community Development; Robert S. McCord, Esq., Secretary of Planning.
c/o Department of Housing & Community Development
7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 429-7400, (301) 429-7462; 1-800-756-0119 (customer service, toll free); tty: 1-800-735-2258 (Maryland Relay)
In June 2021, the Work Group on Adaptive Reuse of Vacant Commercial Spaces was authorized by the General Assembly (Chapter 584, Acts of 2021).
To increase the availability of affordable housing in Maryland, the Work Group is examining the feasibility of converting vacant or underused commercial spaces into housing or mixed-use residential/commercial spaces. Further, the Work Group is researching similar programs in other states, and identifying funding sources developers could access for such programs. Finally, the Work Group will consider whether legislation is necessary to facilitate conversion of vacant commercial spaces into affordable housing.
Authorization for the Work Group ends June 30, 2022.
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