MHP Director of Policy and Neighborhood Development, Chris Gillis, recently participated in a webinar on affordable and attainable housing in Montgomery County. Gillis joined three other industry experts in a webinar organized by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery Country Maryland (LWVMOCOMD). Gillis said MHP, as the largest nonprofit affordable housing provider in Montgomery County, has grown leaps and bounds over the years, currently managing about 3,000 apartment units, largely thanks to policy changes and funding by Montgomery County. He said within the last 18 months, MHP has grown its portfolio by about 500-600 units in Montgomery County. Gillis acknowledged the inroads Montgomery County has made in addressing affordable housing especially in the last four years, using the opportunity to encourage the state and federal governments to play a greater role in affordable housing.
MHP serves more than 4,000 residents in Montgomery County and neighboring communities, providing nearly 3,000 quality affordable homes. Watch the rest of the webinar here: Affordable and Attainable Housing in Montgomery County: Are We Making Progress? (youtube.com). Gillis’ remarks start at 27-52 secs.