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Department of Housing & Community Affairs (DHCA)

DHCA At A Glance

DHCA Mission Statement

What the Department Does and for Whom
DHCA plans and implements activities which prevent and correct problems that contribute to the physical decline of residential and commercial areas; ensure fair and equitable relations between landlords and tenants; increase the supply of affordable housing; and maintain existing housing in a safe and sanitary condition.
How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $40,166,479
  • FY15 Full-time Equivalents (FTEs): 77.30

Multi-Family Housing Programs

What the Department Does and for Whom

This program creates and preserves affordable multi-family housing units. Loans are made to the Housing Opportunities Commission, nonprofit organizations, property owners, and for-profit developers.

How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $27,055,648; FY15 FTEs 8.40

Single-Family Housing Programs

What the Department Does and for Whom

This program creates and preserves affordable single-family housing units. It enforces Chapter 25A of the County Code to ensure that Moderately Priced Dwelling Units (MPDUs) are provided and monitored for resale control.

How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $1,110,602; FY15 FTEs 10.0

Housing Code Enforcement

What the Department Does and for Whom

This program enforces Chapter 26 of the County Code, Housing Maintenance, by inspecting rental condominiums, multi-family apartments, and single-family housing to ensure safe and sanitary conditions; and Chapter 48, Solid Wastes; and Chapter 58, Weeds, the County's residential weeds and rubbish codes.

How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $2,186,401; FY15 FTEs 22.6

Grants Administration

What the Department Does and for Whom

Staff provides management and oversight to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements for Federal funding awarded to Montgomery County by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $6,859,797; FY15 FTEs 6.70

Landlord - Tenant Mediation

What the Department Does and for Whom

This program ensures fair and equitable relations between landlords and tenants and encourages the maintenance and improvement of housing.

How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $923,134; FY15 FTEs 8.0

Neighborhood Revitalization

What the Department Does and for Whom

This program provides planning and implementation for neighborhood revitalization in targeted areas including commercial revitalization as well as assistance to address other community-related concerns.

How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $333,312; FY15 FTEs 5.10

Licensing and Registration

What the Department Does and for Whom

This program issues licenses to all rental housing (apartments, condominiums, single-family) and registers all housing units within common ownership communities.

How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $427,865; FY15 FTEs 3.00

Housing Administration

What the Department Does and for Whom

This program provides management and oversight to support activities within the housing division including single and multi-family housing programs, and landlord tenant mediation.

How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $267,258; FY15 FTEs 3.50

Administration

What the Department Does and for Whom

This program provides overall direction, administration, and managerial support to the Department. Activities include budgeting, financial management, personnel management and administration, program oversight, training, automated systems management, and policy/program development and implementation.

How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $1,002,462; FY15 FTEs 10.00

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