September 30, 2015

Following the events culminating in drastic rent increases and displacement of some residents at Hampshire Towers Apartments in ward 6 of Takoma Park in August 2015, the CHEER Community Association has organized a meeting with several tenant association and rental community leaders for...

November 4, 2011

Over the past decade, Takoma Park has changed from a community able to support families with a range of incomes to one with higher property values, a larger number of higher-income families, and a smaller number of middle income families.

 

Evidence of this trend is seen by comparing two...

March 20, 2011

About 20 Takoma Park and Long Branch residents attended a community conversation where they shared their opinions on health and potential quality of life improvements at the Takoma Park Community Center on March 14.  Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research (CHEER...

February 10, 2011

On January 26, Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) offered a mini-tour of Gilbert Highlands, a 21-unit, affordable housing property at 8508 and 8510 Flower Avenue in the Long Branch section of Takoma Park.

 

This property is one of four rental properties MHP owns in the neighborhood.  Th...

November 30, 2010

What can we do to reduce housing cost burdens, increase affordable homeownership opportunities, and build stronger community connections in Takoma Park?  About 35 community members gathered at Heffner Community Center on Thursday November 18 for a panel discussion and community forum to...

November 22, 2010

Two major findings emerge from the Takoma Park housing report card data.  First, Takoma Park has preserved much of its affordable housing , but affordability remains a challenge.  Second, Takoma Park real estate values soared through much of the last decade making affordable home owners...

November 6, 2010

Ask residents what they like about the Takoma Park area, and you may hear a variety of answers. “The accessible amenities.” “The schools.” “The neighbors and community.” “The farmers markets.”

 

Ask them what they don’t like, and the answer you may hear over and over is “the lack of affor...

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