FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2021

COMMISSION CELEBRATES ELIZABETH SQUARE CONSTRUCTION MILESTONE,
HISTORIC PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN SILVER SPRING



KENSINGTON, MD. On July 28, 2021, the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) gathered with public and private partners to celebrate the topping out milestone for Elizabeth House III – the cornerstone of Silver Spring’s Elizabeth Square community and future home to the South County Regional Recreation and Aquatic Center (SCRRAC).

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July 7, 2021

HOC HONORS 2021 TONY S. DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Kensington, MD. On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) celebrated the winners of the 2021 Tony S. Davis Memorial Scholarship. Eleven distinguished high school graduates from HOC communities took home $15,000 in awards.

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July 7, 2021

 

COMMISSION NAMES KAYRINE BROWN ACTING SECRETARY-TREASURER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

KENSINGTON, MD. On July 7, 2021, during its monthly meeting, the Board of the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County named Kayrine Brown to the post of Acting Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Director, serving as an interim replacement for Stacy Spann who tendered his resignation last month.

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June 1, 2021
 
 

KENSINGTON, MD. On June 1, 2021, the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC), Montgomery County’s public housing agency, closed on the $94 million acquisition of a portfolio of 401 naturally occurring affordable housing units – including The Drake, The Carleton, The Dorset, The Gardens, and The Kentwood. These unrestricted units are located in downtown Bethesda and sit a half mile from the Bethesda Metro Station, leasing at near-MPDU-equivalent rental levels.

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June 9, 2021
 
 

KENSINGTON, MD. On June 9, 2021, Executive Director, Stacy L. Spann of the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC), Montgomery County’s public housing agency, announced he will be leaving the post after nearly a decade of service.  Under Executive Director Spann’s leadership, HOC significantly expanded affordable housing opportunities in Montgomery County during his tenure utilizing a mixed-income development strategy and leaves the agency poised to deliver a strong pipeline of units in the near future.

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HOC Closes on $99.25k Bond Transaction to Finance Shady Grove Redevelopment

KENSINGTON, MD (March 11, 2021). On January 28, 2021, the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) announced the financial closing for the acquisition, development, and construction of a new multifamily residential development; Building D at Westside Shady Grove, located at 8005 Gramercy Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20855.

Notice of Publication
Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County
FY 2022 PHA Plan

The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) has developed proposed revisions and new additions for its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan. In compliance with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, and will update HOC’s progress in meeting the goals and objectives described in HOC’s FY 2020-2024 Five-Year PHA Plan. The revised and updated PHA Plan will serve as HOC’s FY 2022 Annual PHA Plan.

HOC Executive Staff Promoted to New Roles
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Kensington, MD – February 9, 2021. In November 2020, the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) announced two executive staff promotions. Longtime HOC staff member, Kayrine Brown, assumed the role of Deputy Executive Director. Zachary Marks, who joined the agency in 2013, assumed the role of Chief Real Estate Officer.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING ISSUANCE OF BONDS OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS TO FINANCE RESIDENTIAL RENTAL HOUSING PROJECTS

Notice is hereby given that the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County Maryland (“HOC”), will conduct a public hearing at 1:00 pm, on Monday, October 26, 2020 via teleconference.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING ISSUANCE OF BONDS OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS TO FINANCE RESIDENTIAL RENTAL HOUSING PROJECTS

Notice is hereby given that the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County Maryland (“HOC”) will conduct a public hearing at 12:00 pm on Friday, April 10, 2020 via WebEx online event and teleconference.

The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) is proposing revisions to its Administrative Plan for the Housing Choice Voucher program (“Administrative Plan”). The changes include updates to formatting, correction of typographical errors, and additions of clarity to Chapters 2 and 10 of the Plan. The Administrative Plan defines and describes the policies for the operation of HOC’s Housing Choice Voucher program. These revisions will go into effect following approval by HOC’s Commission.

HOC FY 2020-2024 Five-Year PHA Plan
Notice of Publication

The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) developed a new Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2024 Five-Year Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan. In compliance with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, this new Plan will replace the expiring FY 2014-2019 Five-Year PHA Plan. The new Five-Year PHA Plan will receive annual revisions each year thereafter until the completion of FY 2024. This PHA Plan will go into effect following approval by HOC’s Commission.