Winter storm resources and affordable housing
February 19, 2019
The National Weather Service is forecasting an overnight accumulation of 4-6 inches of snow for Montgomery County. Crews have already begun pretreating roads with salt or a salt brine mixture and will begin plowing once 3 inches have fallen. They will begin plowing emergency routes and primary and arterial roads first and then move on to residential roads (the State will separately do state highways). Please be patient; but also please make us aware of a gap in service. Visit the Montgomery County Snow Portal to learn more, to check the snow removal status of your street, and to file a snow service request with the County or State.
Housing affordability is one of our County’s greatest challenges. We have a housing shortage, which drives up sale and rental prices and creates affordability problems particularly for those with moderate or low incomes.
With this in mind, last year I authored legislation that raises the requirement for affordable units in the County’s most expensive areas. The Council supported my plan and now we are already getting results in
Bethesda, White Flint, and Rock Spring. Read the Council staff report and news coverage of the legislation.