I am writing to support the significance of engaging poor residents for low-income housing accessibility. Fully 77,000 households — more than 20% of households — in Montgomery County, earn less than $50,000 per year; many are living in crowded and unsafe conditions in order to afford rent. All Montgomery residents, including low-wealth citizens and non-citizens as newcomers who are poor, deserve to live in beautiful, safe, healthy dwellings and neighborhoods, but we face many barriers, including language barriers. Montgomery County’s decisions about housing and land use policy affect poor people profoundly.
Miller: As It’s Now Written, Thrive Montgomery 2050 Would Create More Poverty
May 9, 2022