PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE HOUSING STRATEGY TEAM
The CHS Team consists of varied groups of subject matter experts. The team is accountable to Eric Brown, Director of the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) who reports to the Prince George’s County Council Ad Hoc Subcommittee. The Chairman of the County Council is Derrick Leon Davis. Additionally, Todd Turner is Chair of the County Council’s Transportation, Housing and Environment Committee and the Chair of the Prince George’s County Council Ad Hoc Subcommittee.
Prince George’s County Government
Director Eric Brown, Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development
Estella Alexander, Deputy Director
LeShann Murphy, Project Manager
Alexis Revis Yeoman, Public Information/Legislative Affairs
The Advisory Group includes leaders in government, business, the faith-based community and other nonprofit sectors. The group meets regularly and is providing expertise and recommendations for comprehensive housing and community development strategies that include physical supports and economic drivers for diverse housing options in sustainable communities.
Project Consultants/Subject Matter Experts (SME)
Enterprise Community Partners, a national nonprofit, is the lead consultant. Enterprise Advisors, the public-sector consulting arm of Enterprise, is providing both overall project management and subject matter expertise for the Comprehensive Housing Strategy. Enterprise is a proven and powerful nonprofit that improves communities and people’s lives by making well-designed homes affordable. We bring together the nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investments to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development. Over 35 years, Enterprise has created nearly 470,000 homes, invested $28.9 billion and touched millions of lives.
Green Door Advisors is working with the team to support the outreach and facilitation of interviews and focus groups with a diverse array of stakeholders to gather critical information on the challenges and opportunities in housing development, availability, affordability and quality of life in Prince Georges County.
McMillon Communications, Inc. (McMillon), based in Prince George’s County, is developing a public outreach and communication strategy and plan for the County’s Comprehensive Housing Strategy. McMillon’s work includes development of a communications and civic engagement toolkit, messaging guides for specific issue areas and populations, and an online outreach strategy including social media and content for the County’s website. McMillon is also working with the County to design facilitation of the public meetings.
Lisa Sturtevant of Lisa Sturtevant & Associates LLC will be conducting focus groups with a range of stakeholders to support the comprehensive housing study in Prince George's County.
The University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education is responsible for conducting an analysis of existing and future housing needs in the County. The existing housing needs analysis will consider current demographic, economic, and market conditions; housing affordability and trends; and housing supply. This work will inform our assessment of opportunity-based neighborhood typologies throughout the County. The future housing needs analysis will include an evaluation of existing housing demand forecasts and will quantify the future housing need by income group, housing and household type, and population.
The Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech (VCHR) is contributing expertise to the assessment of housing needs and helping to synthesize study findings and make policy recommendations. VCHR will also contribute an analysis of residential construction costs in the County and an analysis of housing affordability by occupation and industry sector.