More Affordable and Welcoming County

Montgomery County’s high cost of living reflects the fact that this is a great place to live. However, it is barrier to attracting and retaining young professionals and a hardship for many of our residents, including seniors with fixed incomes and families struggling to make ends meet, to the point where some of them experience hunger and homelessness. Even many public servants, like teachers and firefighters, can’t afford to live where they work. We need to find creative solutions to make Montgomery County a place where people across the wealth spectrum can pursue their dreams and immigrants can find a home.
This dashboard provides a quick overview of housing benchmarks in Montgomery County. Each graph shows data for a specific measure, comparing the County's performance to that of neighboring counties and comparable jurisdictions around the country. You can find more information on how these peer counties were selected here.

Performance Glossary: A More Affordable and Welcoming County