Open Philanthropy recommended a contribution of $500,000 to Affordable Maryland, a new organization working to support the creation of new and more affordable housing in Maryland. Affordable Maryland plans to use this funding to advocate for candidates who support the development of affordable housing and the reduction of restrictive regulations on local land use, and against candidates who support restrictions on new housing.
We hope that this advocacy will lead to increased housing supply in the region and make it easier for more people to afford homes.
This falls within our focus area of land use reform. For more about our strategy in this area, see our cause report.