Montgomery County
Attend the Montgomery County Accessory Dwelling Unit Policy Forum

On January 19 at 10 A.M. Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer will be holding a community forum on Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs.

This event will take place in Rockville at the Council Office Building (100 Maryland Avenue) in the 3rd floor hearing room.

Montgomery County’s current zoning code is restrictive towards ADUs. The Council plans to look at ADU policy in order to help increase the number of desirable housing options available.

If you are interested in ADUs and/or affordable housing policy and want to help shape the reforms the Council will explore, please attend the community forum and participate.

You can RSVP to the January 19 community forum here .

Montgomery County/Maryland
2019 Legislative Calendar

The legislative branches of Montgomery County and the State of Maryland will be active in 2019. Here is a quick look at the calendar for both:

Montgomery County Council:
Monday, January 14 - 10:00 A.M. - State Legislation Session
Tuesday, January 15 - 9:30 A.M. - Council Session
Tuesday, January 22 - 9:30 A.M. - Council Session

Maryland State Legislature:
Wednesday, Janu ary 9 - 12:00 P.M. - General Assembly Convenes
Friday, January 11 - Montgomery County House Delegation Meeting
Friday, January 18 – Final date for the Governor to introduce budget and capital budget bills
Federal Government Shutdown - Update
What a Government Shutdown Means for REALTORS®
As of midnight on December 21, 2018, the President and Congress were unable to agree on the provisions of a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government.

As a result, a partial shutdown of some government operations has occurred. This partial shutdown includes some federal housing, mortgage, and other programs of interest to the real estate industry. A summary of the impact on selected agencies is provided below.

While this is a very politically dynamic event, NAR staff continue to monitor federal agencies and work with Congress, the Administration, and other groups to assess ongoing impacts to NAR members and their businesses. For a full breakdown of the shutdown's impact, read NAR's update here .