The City of Takoma Park reached out to Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland about partnering on an opportunity to subdivide a single family home into a duplex of two separate homeownership units.  The City used its Right of First Refusal to match the sales price and assign the purchase of the home to Habitat for Humanity.  The City also provided a $200,000 loan for the project.

Habitat sees this project as a demonstration of Missing Middle Typologies, Right of First Refusal for the public good, and preservation of affordable housing near future Purple Line transit stops.  The goal is to build a replicable model that preserves affordable housing by converting units into ownership opportunities that are made affordable to low-income borrowers by increasing density.

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