Tag Archives: Consider The Person

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 […]

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) […]

Changing Perceptions

Did you know the Consider The Person Campaign releases a quarterly newsletter? Each newsletter brings readers closer to the cause by providing information on the campaign, inside stories of Housing Voucher holders and landlords, and industry news. The newsletter highlights any media coverage the campaign has received and where you can find it. If you […]

Living Off Minimum Wage in the Ninth Most Expensive State

Earlier this month The New York Times created a minimum wage calculator. The program allows you to plug in your average monthly expenses including: housing, utilities, transportation, health care, food, loans and debit, taxes. Minimum wage in Maryland is $7.25, giving workers a yearly income of $14,500. Last year, Maryland was voted the ninth most […]