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Consider the Person Campaign Wins Awards

The National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED), an affiliate of the National Association of Counties (NACo), recognized the Consider the Person Campaign with their Innovation Award during their annual conference on September 30, 2014. Project partners Tiffany Smith, of Howard County Housing, and Dan Pontious, from Opportunity Collaborative, represented the Campaign to […]

An Interview with a Property Manager: Bethany Hooper

The success of the Housing Choice Voucher Program depends on participation of landlords and property managers that can offer adequate housing in thriving, safe communities.  Humphrey Management, a full-service, residential property management firm, is committed to creating and enhancing lively apartment complexes for communities, including Housing Choice voucher holders. Humphrey Management has always accepted voucher […]

A glimpse into the life of Housing Choice Voucher Holder- Part 4

When tragedy strikes, many people turn to the Housing Choice Voucher Program to help keep them on their feet. In 2009, Sandra Dorsey’s daughter suddenly passed away. Since then, Dorsey has done everything in her power to give her granddaughter, Jasmine, a wonderful life. With the help of her Housing Choice voucher, Ms. Dorsey has […]

A glimpse into the life of Housing Choice Voucher Holder- Part 3

Many people seek out a voucher to help them strive for a better life. Shaunae Wheeler works as a mobility bus driver and is also a general nursing assistant with a private in-home care practice. When she had her son, Kevin, nine years ago, she saw the Housing Choice Voucher program as an opportunity to […]

A glimpse into the life of Housing Choice Voucher Holder-Part 2

Tonya Randall is a Baltimore City employee and two months away from receiving her master’s in Management Accounting. For the past two years, she and her two children have been living in Owings Mills with the help of a Housing Choice Voucher. In 2004, Ms. Randall purchased a home in a wonderful neighborhood. However five […]

A glimpse into the life of a Housing Choice Voucher Holder- Part 1

A Housing Choice Voucher isn’t just a housing subsidy. To a voucher holder, it is also an opportunity to choose a community where their family can thrive. Below is a story of how a Housing Choice Voucher made the difference for member of our community.  In 2008, Tameka Johnson, a mother of two young children, […]

Homeownership Month

Owning a home has long been the American Dream. A house provides much more than just a shelter; it is where you and your family create memories that last a lifetime. June is National Homeownership Month, and we at Consider the Person understand the value of owning a home. The Housing Choice Voucher program (HCV) […]

News Coverage: WJZ On Time

WJZ’s On Time, a local Baltimore television news show and CBS affiliate, recently hosted a discussion about the misconceptions that surround the Housing Choice Voucher Program on May 18, 2014 Guests included: Kathleen Koch, Executive Director of Arundel Community Development Services ​ and Odette Ramos, Executive Director of Community Development Network of Maryland​. For more information or to view the […]