CDN supported the following legislation (per requests from legislators and advocates)
SB884/HB1134 creates a commission to study the impact that the repeal of the federal Dodd-Frank law would have in Maryland. Dodd-Frank set up the Consumer Protection Finance Bureau (CFPB) which regulates the lending and banking industry. This legislation has passed with some amendments adding more parties to the task force.
HB134 moves the homeless services divisions from the Department of Human Resources to the Department of Housing and Community Development. This bill passed.
HB1441 adds funding to the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust Fund by transferring any unused dollars from the Homeowner's Tax Credit. There was no action on this legislation.
HB1354 creates the National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund which would provide funding for development activities in the National Capital region. There is no funding in this legislation. This bill passed.
HB520 Creates a registry for property managers statewide. CDN supports this legislation with amendments that include current county data bases sharing with the statewide, specific application requirements, etc. This is the precurser to property management licensing. This bill failed.
HB689/SB813 expands the timeframe for participants to take advantage of the Rental Assistance Program which is an emergency allotment to help families and individuals get out of short-term homelessness. Currently participants can only receive the subsidy for 1 year. The legislation as amended would provide the subsidy up to 2 years. This bill failed.
HB269/HB531 The amended bill codifies the Housing Navigator program at the Department of Human Resources and adds funds to that program. This bill passed.
SB465 creates the Nonprofit Interest-free Micro Bridge Loan program to help nonprofits waiting for contract payments from government sources. This bill passed.
HB789 changes the definition of "good standing" for common ownership communities to vote on bylaws and governing documents, and changes the quorum number to 60% This bill passed.