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Good Morning Howard, Affordable Housing in Howard County, 9AM

When:
Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
JihJen Joy Cheung
Category:
Education
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Please invite your friends and neighbors to join this program.
Cancellation Policy:
If after registering, you find you are unable to attend, PLEASE CANCEL your registration using the "Cancel Registration" button on the event calendar listing. Doing this will notify the host not to expect you and open up your spot for another member's registration. Thank you.
Capacity:
50
Available Slots:
33
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Host: Ruth Alice White
Today's topic: Affordable Housing in Howard County
Special Speaker: Dana Sohr, Deputy Director, Bridges to Housing 
Stability


While many residents of Howard County are comfortably housed and enjoying the rising market value of their homes, other residents are suffering from our county’s severe housing crisis. Our community hasn’t been building enough homes to keep pace with our expanding workforce. As a result, homes to buy or rent are getting scarcer every day - especially homes priced within reach of families earning the area median income or below. The result of the scarcity is an intense competition for both rentals and for-sale homes, which has driven up home prices and rents to levels that are unaffordable for many. Seniors on fixed pensions find that housing costs are rising faster than those pensions. People with disabilities can’t find affordable homes that fit their abilities. Young adults can’t afford to “launch” in Howard County and are forced to move elsewhere or continue living with their parents. And lower-wage members of our workforce, including teachers and other public sector workers, can’t afford to live in the community they serve. This presentation will dig further into these issues and offer opportunities to get involved. Presenter: Dana Sohr, deputy director of Bridges to Housing Stability and a member of the Steering Committee of the Housing Affordability Coalition of Howard County.



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Come to join us for our “Good Morning, Howard!”  zoom group.  We will be following the new schedule as listed below:

Wednesday at 9:00 AM

Our goal is to provide Howard County residents an opportunity to come together in a relaxed atmosphere, to meet with others, and to participate in the discussion/activities of Health and Wellness. Our content may include using technology to connect with family and friends, gardening, exercise, music, movies, jokes, popular websites, and healthy diet.

Participation is easy because driving is not required. This social program is for TVIH members and older adults from Howard County. 

Volunteers (TVIH members) will take turns to serve as the hosts of the GMH zoom meetings. The hosts will greet the participants and make introductions. 

Most people will join by using their computer, tablet or smartphone. To join, you need a zoom meeting link. The link will be emailed to you after you register. 

To Join Zoom Meeting by using a smartphone, dial 1-929-205-6099. You will be prompted to enter the meeting ID and the password.  If you are prompted to enter a personal ID, simply press the # sign.

The person using a phone can hear everyone and can talk.  He/she cannot be seen on other people’s screens.

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Zoom link will be provided upon registration.