“That inevitably is going to push out lower-income people, because when demand goes up, the prices go up,” said Maryann Dillon, executive director of the Housing Initiative Partnership, a nonprofit housing developer based in the county. “We have seen this pattern repeat itself in the District along the Green Line, along the Red Line. And you are starting to see it in Prince George’s County along the Green Line,” Dillon said. “Somehow there has to be something done to help protect lower-income people and to encourage mixed-income close to transit so that those people who are really dependent on transit can benefit from it.”
Ari Shapiro's NPR series, The New Middle Class, explores what it means to be middle class post-Great Recession. HIP's clients, the Betancourts, tell the story of their housing struggle, and reveal how the history of predatory lending has disparately impacted African American neighborhoods.
Housing Initiative Partnership partnered with Maryland DHCD, Prince George’s County government, and Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland to host an event to inform county residents of the many available home restoration programs.
On May 12, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker toured three blocks in the Kentland neighborhood of Landover, part of the County's Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative.
HIP's passive house, the first of its kind in Prince George's County, has reached an international audience thanks to coverage from Voice of America.
HIP has been featured on the HAND Member Spotlight to highlight our 25 years of service! The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) is the only multi-state regional membership association dedicated to supporting the community development industry.
Mary Hunter, Director of HIP's Housing Counseling program, was a featured guest on the Kojo Nnamdi Show. Click the link above to listen to the full length show.
An inside look at a Prince George's County family now swamped by an underwater home.
HIP responds to article critical of community benefits compact plan for Purple Line. Read why the Fair Development Coalition is on the right track.”