Conversation with Secretary Jacob R. Day, Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development

Conversation with Secretary Jacob R. Day, Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development

Monday, March 04, 2024, 1:45 - 2:45 PM

2024 promises to be a big year for housing policy in the State of Maryland with implications for the next several years. Join us for a conversation with Jacob R. (Jake) Day, Maryland Secretary of Housing & Community Development, to learn about his vision for the department under the Moore-Miller administration and key priorities. This will also be an opportunity for MPN members to share information about what they see in communities, their priorities, along with ideas for working together with state leaders to ensure safe, affordable, and supportive housing for all Marylanders.

Excerpt from the Governor’s announcement appointing Secretary Day: “As a native of Salisbury, Maryland, Day previously served as the 28th Mayor of Salisbury and City Council President, where he has gained on the ground experience working with partners to develop nearly $650 million in new construction, including youth community centers, and creating a permanent supportive housing program to address chronic homelessness. Day has been recognized for his continuous dedication to improving and revitalizing the city’s infrastructure, attracting economic growth and development through business-first initiatives, and creating jobs. As DHCD’s new Secretary, some of his priorities for the department include providing shelter for all, expanding affordable housing, righting the wrongs of the past, making lovable places and connecting all Marylanders to broadband.”

In his own words, “I am honored the governor has asked me to serve in this important role and to be a part of this administration to make a positive, lasting impact on housing in the state. The department provides critical resources such as financing to build affordable housing and funding to revitalize communities. And under my leadership, we will expand on its successes and ensure everyone has access to a safe, reliable place to live and essential community resources.”

This meeting is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only.

This program was originally scheduled for February 1, 2024.