- Over 300 PATH leaders went door-to-door and spoke to 4,380 people
face-to-face to help those going without health care get free or affordable
coverage. We found 605 people going without healthcare and helped 395 people
sign up for the care they needed through the Healthy Howard Plan and other
programs run by the state and federal government. This is equal to bringing
approximately $2.4 million in healthcare coverage to Howard County for just
the first year people are covered.
- Passed legislation to protect mobile home owners: Mobile home parks are
some of the last affordable housing in Howard County and in Maryland. Home
owners own their homes but not the land under them, so when a park closes
they can lose everything. PATH passed a bill requiring park owners to
compensate home owners with 10 months of lot rent, or about $5000 to $6000
in today's market. This will protect the 14,000 plus mobile home park
residents in Maryland living in parks with at least 39 units.
- Won $500,000 to start a "Housing Initiative Fund" in 2009
Reduced bus wait time from 60 to 30 minutes on buses throughout Howard
Worked with County Executive to keep commuter bus
service from Columbia to Baltimore from being cut.
Victories in Other IAF Affiliates
- Thousands of owner-occupied affordable Nehemiah Homes built in Brooklyn,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. These homes have been virtually
foreclosure-proof in the most recent economic downturn.
- Passage of the first Living Wage in Baltimore in 1992. This has been
copied in over 95 counties and cities since then.
- Passage of the first Statewide Universal Health Care in Massachusetts in
$144 Million for Affordable Housing in Montgomery County, MD.
- Won $1.22 Billion for Washington, DC neighborhoods to build affordable
housing, renovate neighborhoods and improve schools and communities.
Governor O'Malley signs a bill PATH
championed to protect residents of some of the last affordable
housing in Maryland--the people
who live in 14,000 mobile homes statewide.