Tag Archives: Housing Choice Voucher

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 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 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]