I hope you are in a good place as we begin a new year. We have been through so much. Between the pandemic and many other events, we are being challenged to define ourselves as a community and a nation. We also are being challenged to look out for each other in ways that we never expected.
While these have been sad and difficult times, I draw great hope from what I see as president of MHP. I am inspired by the many people ready and willing to help our residents as they battle economic and health challenges. With your help, we have accomplished so much.
Hundreds of children received holiday gifts who otherwise might not have this year.
Assistance from MHP's COVID Outreach Team and COVID Emergency Fund, as well as generous volunteers and organizations, has helped hundreds of residents stay in their homes, pay their bills, and have food on the table.
As young students struggle to keep up academically, especially facing technology access gaps, our Community Life program staff are staying connected and engaged, paying special attention to social-emotional needs.
Our Neighborhoods staff has deployed creative solutions to help community restaurants who are straining to stay open and keep their staff employed.
Take a look at our mission video to get a sense of all that we have been working on over the past year, and will continue to work on in the months ahead.
I thank you for all you are doing to give a sense of hope to those we serve.
With great gratitude,
Robert A. Goldman
Thanks for Bringing Holiday Cheer!
Our holiday gift campaign was very successful at a time when MHP families are confronting challenges that limited their ability to celebrate the season. Thank you for making the program possible. Get more detailshere.
MHP Advocates For
Affordable Housing Funding
MHP joins other affordable housing advocates in urging the Montgomery County Council to approve a supplemental appropriation to fund the Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund. The fund is intended to leverage private investment in the preservation and creation of dedicated affordable housing. Read more here.
MHP AmeriCorps Members
Make an Impact in the Community
MHP's AmeriCorps members are having a big impact in our community. Preeya Subedi, AmeriCorps Health and Housing Coordinator, has been coordinating free pop-up COVID testing events at multiple MHP sites in partnership with other organizations. At the same time, she has been administering a health survey to increase MHP's residents' access to health services and streamlining free food distribution logistics. Adebisi Tiamiyu is MHP's AmeriCorps Career and Small Business Development Coordinator. She took time out to volunteer for a food drive at College Park Church of the Nazarene to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (see photo). We are proud of their ongoing contributions.
For more than 31 years, MHP has created quality affordable homes in Montgomery County and the surrounding region. MHP has developed more than 2,200 affordable apartments, condos, and townhomes. We also work to enhance the vitality of the neighborhoods where affordable housing is located and offer Community Life Programs to provide opportunities for residents, including more than 350 school-aged children.