From 2014-2016, PATH fought for and won 900 units of affordable housing in Downtown Columbia, spread throughout exciting mixed-use development projects. Today, those units are at risk, as members of Howard County Council are considering reneging on the Council’s past commitments.
On Thursday, August 6 members from all PATH organizations and congregations are invited to attend a countywide action meeting from 7-8:15PM. This countywide gathering will be part-education and part-discussion: of how we can defend our bold vision for an equitable Downtown Columbia, and how we can act together to make sure it happens.
We’ll be joined by special guest, Pat Sylvester, president of the Columbia Downtown Housing Corporation (CDHC) who will educate us about the affordable housing Developer Rights and Responsibilities Agreement (DRRA) and current concerns.
Come to learn about the local political landscape that is affecting these development projects and how you can take action with PATH in this campaign.
RSVP below and invite your friends and neighbors! It is important that each PATH member organization has at least one representative present at this meeting.
You will receive an email with a Zoom link to attend the August 6 gathering after you register at the RSVP link above.
Note:This meeting is in place of the session “Connect Your Stories // Create Real Political Change” originally scheduled for Tuesday, July 28. As we began planning for the July 28 event, we heard rumblings about the Council’s desire to back out of their affordable housing commitments, an urgent issue that requires our immediate action.