Sunday Symposium V: Affordable Housing

LWVAAC continues its Sunday Symposium series on SundayMarch 3, 2024 with a virtual discussion of current affordable housing policy and programs in Anne Arundel County.  

Housing is the basis of stability for an individual or family. A stable home provides a sanctuary—a place to live in peace, security, and dignity. When housing costs more than 30 percent of a household's income, it is no longer considered affordable because too little income remains for other necessities like food, transportation, and health care. Residents of Anne Arundel County have differing income levels. Does the housing inventory meet their needs?

Please join our discussion with Erin Karpewicz, CEO of Arundel Community Development Services (ACDS) who will speak about:

• How ACDS develops affordable, accessible housing for low to moderate income families, senior citizens and families and individuals with special needs.
• What ACDS has achieved.
• Current and past legislation that impacts affordable housing.
• The future of affordable housing in the county.

There will be time for Q&A and the opportunity to share your own concerns and questions about affordable housing. We'll conclude by evaluating whether the League has a position that addresses the issues and supports our goals. [Click here to review the current LWVAAC affordable housing position.]

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As explained on p. 5 of our December 2023 newsletter, each session in LWVAAC's 2024 Sunday Symposium series will focus on one of LWVAAC's public policy positions. The meetings are open to all LWVAAC members. They will be held every other week beginning January 7 via Zoom. The meeting schedule appears below; dates and times may change depending on speaker availability. Please watch your email and League in Action for more information.




January 7, 2 p.m.

Planning & Zoning

Matt Minahan, Chair, Growth Action Network

January 21, 2 p.m.

Waste Management

Rich Bowen, Manager, AA County Recycling and Waste Reduction Division

February 4, 2 p.m.


Laura Gutierrez, Chair, AA County Immigrant Affairs Commission, and Alison Flores, Director, AA County Hispanic/Latino and Multicultural Resources Office

Thurs, Feb. 22, 5 p.m.


Samuel Snead, Director, AA County Department of Transportation

March 3, 2 p.m.

Affordable Housing

Erin Karpewicz, Chief Executive Officer, Arundel Community Development Services

April 7, 2 p.m.


Members will discuss existing LWVAAC policy positions and suggest areas for study or action 


March 03, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3pm
Abby Root · · 443-672-8270
Marguerite Duffy Niecy Chambers Lisa Shore Amanda SubbaRao Amanda SubbaRao Vera Herath Abby Root Roxann King Alexis Dorsey Lynn Mortoro Joyce Martin Alfa Stevens Kathy Larrrabee

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