Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing continues to be a top issue for AIM. AIM leaders were key allies in the fight to substantially fund the County’s Housing Initiative Fund (HIF), the most critical local source for building affordable housing. In 2014, response to the declining funding for the HIF, AIM and our allies organized an electoral assembly where County Executive Leggett promised to restore the fund to it’s historical peak of $54 million and to create 1,000 new units of affordable housing but when the budget was released in December, Leggett did not follow through. However, AIM leaders, clergy and congregations worked with the County Council to protect the HIF budget from cuts in a tight budget year. Protecting this crucial source of funding is an ongoing priority for AIM. Check out AIM leaders and allies raising their voices to champion the fund below >>

In order to build the power necessary to bring about the much needed change in affordable housing in Montgomery County, AIM members created the Montgomery Housing Alliance. Together AIM, Bethesda Cares, Coalition for Smarter Growth, EcoHousing, Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland, Interfaith Works, Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, the Montgomery Housing Partnership, and Victory Housing, work to demonstrate that affordable housing is not only badly needed, but vital for the county to function as it should.

In the News

Maryland IAF Marches on Homeland Security’s Baltimore Office

Chanting “Clarity! Compassion! No Confusion!” a group of about 50 Maryland immigration advocates marched from Baltimore City Hall to the local office of the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday to demand a meeting with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The group of community advocates and local clergy called on the agency to clarify its policies on detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants. They also asked for information on where those who are arrested are held and requested that immigration officers remove the word ‘POLICE’ from their uniforms, to better distinguish them from Baltimore Police.

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Dream Academy Video

See this fun and inspiring video of the Dream Academy at South Lake Elementary School!

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AIM 5k Walk to Support Dream Academy Expansion

Join us for a fun afternoon to raise money for AIM to expand the Dream Academy–affordable after school programming to Montgomery County’s highest needs schools. It’s a fun afternoon and a pretty walk along Sligo Creek with plenty of friends from AIM and our congregations and schools. Get friends, family and neighbors to sponsor you to have even more impact!

REGISTER ONLINE HERE–once you register, friends and family can sponsor you online!

Click Here for a form you can use to sign up sponsors in person

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AIM Seniors Fight for Pensions for WMATA Workers–Montgomery Sentinel

“No matter what field you’re in, an employee with a good salary [and] benefits is a better employee and able to deliver better services,” Madaleno said. “Do you want a happy, focused bus driver driving 35 people around, or do you want an unhappy, distracted bus driver?”

About 75 people, many of them seniors, attended the news conference, which was hosted by local community organization Action in Montgomery at Church of the Ascension in Gaithersburg. AIM spokesperson Cynthia Marshall said the seniors traveled from retirement communities in the county to support their local bus drivers.

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