December 16, 2011

CHEER held its first idea jam on November 17, 2011 on the income gap in Takoma Park.  After reviewing the statistics documenting a 50% increase in high income households, a 15% loss of middle income households, and a stable number of low income households over the last decade, the...

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...

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...

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