Affordable Housing

The City encourages all developers to include affordable housing units in each development project. Without the proper zoning authority (zoning authority rests with the Prince George’s County Planning Board and the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission), the City must rely on the statutes of the Fair Housing Act to “affirmatively further fair housing” which includes the provision of supplying units for low and moderate income households.

The Office of Grants Development & Administration (OGDA) works with regional research entities, financial institutions, and advocacy groups to assess affordable housing needs and attempt to provide such units in each jurisdiction.

The Director of OGDA serves as the Chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Housing Directors Advisory Committee and is a member of the Strategic Regional Affordable Housing Group.