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February 24, 2017


CONTACT

Erin Bradley
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Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County and T-Mobile Partner to Enhance Residents’ Access to Technology

 

KENSINGTON, MD— HOC is proud to announce a new partnership with T-Mobile to launch HOC Connects. HOC Connects supplies low and moderate-income households a 7” tablet, Bluetooth keyboard and unlimited 2 GB LTE data for a low monthly technology fee of $10.00. There are no taxes or additional charges. This partnership brings a $125,000 investment by T-Mobile to support HOC customers.

“In the digital age, access equals opportunity,” Executive Director Stacy L. Spann. “HOC’s partnership ensures our customers and their children have similar access to education and resources as other households in Montgomery County.” 

Notice of Publication

Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County

FY 2018 PHA Plan

 

 

The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) has developed proposed revisions and new additions for its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan. In compliance with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, these revisions and additions will replace the expiring FY 2018 Annual PHA Plan, and will update HOC’s progress in meeting the goals and objectives described in HOC’s FY 2015-2019 Five-Year PHA Plan. The revised and updated PHA Plan will serve as HOC’s FY 2018 Annual PHA Plan.

These proposed changes to HOC’s PHA Plan are available for public review and comment. Additionally, a physical copy of the Plan is available at each of the following locations: (1) HOC’s main office at 10400 Detrick Avenue in Kensington, (2) HOC’s Up-County Office at 231 East Deer Park Drive in Gaithersburg, (3) HOC’s Customer Service Center at 8241 Georgia Avenue 3rd Floor, in Silver Spring, and (4) HOC’s Customer Service Center at 101 Lakeforest Blvd., #200, in Gaithersburg. HOC’s hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2017  

CONTACT

Erin Bradley
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Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County Thanks Outgoing Commission Chair for Dedicated Service

 

KENSINGTON, MD— On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, the Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County will bid a fond farewell to Commission Chair Sally Roman.

Sally Roman was appointed to the Commission in 2007. Her career and civic activities afford her a wealth of experience in housing and Montgomery County community issues that she brought to each decision as a HOC Commissioner. Commissioner Roman retired from the Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning in 2002 after 15 years of service. At Park and Planning, she served as both a Master Planner for Housing and Demographics, and the Department’s lead planner for housing issues. From 2003 to 2007, Commissioner Roman worked as a consultant on housing, planning and demographic issues. During this time she was deeply engaged with the Montgomery County Council to update the Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) Law. During this time she was critical to updating the Department of Planning’s study on the need for senior housing in Montgomery County.

HOC Administrative Plan & ACOP Revisions

Notice of Publication

 The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) has developed proposed revisions and new additions for its Administrative Plan for the Housing Choice Voucher program (“Administrative Plan”) and Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) for the Public Housing program. The proposed changes involve HUD’s required streamlining administrative regulations and removal of HOC’s One-Strike Policy. The Administrative Plan document defines and describes the policies for the operation of HOC’s Housing Choice Voucher program. The ACOP document defines and describes the policies for the operation of HOC’s Public Housing program. These revisions will go into effect following approval by HOC’s Commission.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016  

CONTACT   Erin Bradley

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Housing Opportunities Community Partners  First Fundraising Effort Receives Overwhelming Support

KENSINGTON, MD – On September 26, Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County’s (HOC) non-profit affiliate Housing Opportunities Community Partners hosted its first ever fundraising event—the Inspire Gala 2016. Hundreds of community members, stakeholders and elected officials joined Community Partners to celebrate the organization’s impact on families across the County. More than 20 corporate sponsors and dozens of private supporters helped Community Partners raise approximately $180,000.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016  

CONTACTErin Bradley

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Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County Supports Non-profit Affiliate with Upcoming Gala

Housing Opportunities Community Partners hosts its first ever fundraising event

 

KENSINGTON, MD -- For nearly two decades Housing Opportunities Community Partners (HOCP) has helped low-income income families in Montgomery County improve their quality of life by equipping them to reach a higher level of self-sufficiency and providing the necessary resources. This year, HOCP is amplifying its success and its programming by hosting the 2016 Inspire Gala on September 26th at the Silver Spring Civic Building. 

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
CONTACT:
Elizabeth Harrington

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HOC Welcomes New Commissioner
Pamela Byrd is a longtime volunteer dedicated to serving families in Montgomery County

On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, the Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County welcomed Pamela Byrd as a new Commissioner to the agency. 

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

CONTACTErin Bradley
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Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County and EYA Break Ground on New Development


KENSINGTON, MD—On September 13th the Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC), EYA and County Officials gathered to break ground for construction of Chevy Chase Lakes, a luxury mixed income community. Once home to roughly 68 garden-style apartments, the redevelopment of this site will transform the space into a new, vibrant community.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016
CONTACT: Elizabeth Harrington
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HOC Executive Director Honored by Two National Programs
Stacy L. Spann recognized for leadership and innovation

 
The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) is proud to announce that Executive Director Stacy L. Spann is being honored with the 2016 Maryland Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Award and has been selected for the 10th class of Annie E. Casey Foundation 2016-2017 Children and Family Fellows.

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Monday, June 6, 2016  
CONTACT:  Elizabeth Harrington 

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Supporting Families by Supporting Fathers 
HOC’s new Fatherhood Initiative kicks off Saturday, June 11, 2016.

 

KENSINGTON, MD – Did you know that 24 million children in America – one out of every three – live in a home without their biological father? Millions more have dads who are physically present but emotionally absent from their lives.  That’s why the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) is launching its new Fatherhood Initiative.