We’re excited to offer you two simple ways to catch up on the County Council’s deliberations about the General Plan updates (“HoCo by Design”). These updates, which will set housing-growth policies for the next 10-20 years, could begin to address our county’s housing crisis — or make our crisis even worse.
Did you miss the hearings? Watch our video supercut! 
During the June and July hearings of the Council, over 40 housing advocates delivered compelling testimony about our housing crisis. We have assembled key pieces of their testimony into a 10-minute video supercut: 
We hope you will watch the video — and then please share it widely. We need more people to join this campaign to ensure that our County Council takes necessary steps to address our housing crisis. 
Want a deeper look? 
We also hope you will attend one of four upcoming Zoom sessions about the General Plan. Members of the Coalition’s steering committee will share the current status of the County Council’s deliberations, summarize the Coalition’s advocacy positions, and discuss simple ways that you can add your voice to the campaign. Details:
4 Sessions – Every Thursday from Aug 24 through Sept 14
7-8 pm on Zoom
Please sign up for one of the sessions — and also share the link widely
Save the Date for the Next Public Hearing
The next public hearing on HoCo by Design will be: 
Wednesday, Sep 20, 7 pm
George Howard Building
3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City
Want to Testify? 
To testify in person or virtually, register here. (Select the “Legislative” option.)
Or, submit written testimony to:  councilmail@howardcountymd.gov.