1. Purpose of This Survey

A master plan for housing needs has not been completed for Howard County in more than 10 years. County Executive Ball created the Housing Opportunities Master Plan Task Force in Fall 2019 to assess the current state of housing in Howard County and to assist in the preparation of the Housing Opportunities Master Plan.  The Housing Opportunities Master Plan will assess housing programs and policies in all County government departments and agencies to improve efficiency and effectiveness, identify ways to create and preserve housing opportunities for residents of all income levels, and provide metrics and timelines to measure progress towards achieving goals in the plan.

The Task Force has been divided into three workgroups to focus on specific areas of the Housing Opportunities Master Plan: Housing Market, Housing Affordability, and Housing Policy. Members of these workgroups will use responses compiled from this survey to assist in the development of recommendations for the Housing Opportunities Master Plan for Howard County.  All responses to this survey are anonymous.

For more information on the Housing Opportunities Master Plan or Task Force, please visit https://www.howardcountymd.gov/housingtaskforce for a fact sheet, frequently asked questions, meeting updates and summaries, and other announcements.