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Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County Breaks Ground at 900 Thayer in Silver Spring

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Monday, May 14, 2018 
 
CLPHA Opposes Administration Proposal to Increase Rent Burden on Lowest-Income Residents
 
The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) strongly opposes the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) recently announced proposal to increase rent burdens on low-income residents residing in public housing and assisted housing.

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Victory Housing, Housing Opportunities Commission and Partners Celebrate Dedication of New, Affordable Victory Crossing Senior Apartments in Silver Spring

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HOC Welcomes New Commissioner Roy O. Priest

 

Kensington, MD. Friday April 27, 2018. Mr. Roy O. Priest was sworn in as Commissioner of the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) on Friday, April 27, 2018. Commissioner Priest replaces former Commissioner Christopher Hatcher for the remainder of his unexpired term.

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Closing the Digital Divide:
HOC Students Receive Free Homework Computers

Montgomery County Government, Montgomery County Public Schools and the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County Distribute Computers to Students Living in HOC Properties

Kensington, MD. As more teachers incorporate digital learning in their daily curriculum, the inequity between students with at-home access to broadband internet and technology and those without continues to widen. Known as the digital divide, this inequity creates a “homework gap” for many students - presenting serious barriers for children to complete homework and keep up with assignments.

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery (HOC) hosted its 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

Each year, HOC takes this opportunity to recognize the people and organizations who have demonstrated a constant commitment to helping our customers reach their fullest potential.

Westwood Apartments Statement


In 1997, as part of its mission to provide affordable housing throughout Montgomery County, HOC signed a lease with an option to purchase the Westwood Tower property in the 20th year of the lease. In January 2018, HOC completed the acquisition of Westwood Tower.

On Thursday December 21, 2017, The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) and its Partners reached the crucial Topping Out milestone in the construction of The Lindley/Chevy Chase Lake multifamily property.

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August 25, 2017

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HOC Youth “Jump” into School Year with New Supplies

 

On Friday, August 25, 2017, the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) and its nonprofit entity, Housing Opportunities Community Partners (HOCP) hosted their Annual Back to School Fest for HOC youth. This event culminated a month-long school supply drive. Children from across the county gathered at Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park in Gaithersburg, MD for one last day of play before the school year begins. Each participant received a brand new backpack loaded with much needed school supplies.

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Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will offer several Animation Workshops during the Montgomery County Public Schools’ winter break. The hands-on, one-hour programs are designed to show participants how to animate their drawings and create a flipbook. The programs are for ages 10 to 14 years old. All supplies will be provided.

“These workshops are a fun opportunity for kids to learn how animation works because they get to apply their imagination and ingenuity to their own animated creations,” said, Leila Cabib, a cartoonist, illustrator and animator who is facilitating the programs.