An Annapolis alderman wants to amend an ordinance requiring developers to set aside "workforce housing" at new projects to allow nonprofit organizations to buy the homes, so that they in turn can sell or rent them to moderate-income residents.
The program is now open to city residents, city employees and full-time teachers in city schools who meet income requirements.
The amendment would allow nonprofits to buy from developers or from the zoning department, which may purchase homes designated for workforce housing if they have been on the market for 90 days. Otherwise, they revert back to the developer and can be sold at market price.
But some worry that the amendment will lead to more renters instead of encouraging homeownership, and say the city instead should ease income requirements.
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