MHP President Robert Goldman recently testified during the Montgomery County Council public hearing on the Takoma Park Minor Master Plan Amendment. Goldman informed the Council that MHP is one of the largest property owners within the master plan boundaries, owing five separate properties comprising over 400 homes. He said most of these properties are located along Maple Avenue. “At present, MHP has no foreseeable plans to redevelop any of our for-profit properties in the Maple Avenue District. Some properties such as our 7610 Maple apartment community have been renovated within the last decade while others will be renovated in the coming years like our Franklin Seniors apartment building,” he informed. Goldman said MHP generally supports the recommendation in the affordable housing section of the plan. “We especially support the language seeking to increase the amount of new affordable housing, prioritizing two- and three-bedroom MPDUs and the inclusion of language encouraging developers and private residential lots to partner with nonprofit affordable housing providers to reach deeper levels of affordability,” he said. Watch the entire hearing here: Jan. 25, 2024 – Public Hearing – Takoma Park Minor Master Plan Amendment (youtube.com). Mr. Goldman’s testimony starts at: 1:30 mins.
MHP serves more than 4,000 residents in Montgomery County and neighboring communities, providing nearly 3,000 quality affordable homes. Since 1989, MHP has been preserving and expanding access to quality affordable housing. MHP is a private nonprofit that accomplishes its mission by housing people, empowering families, and strengthening neighborhoods.