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Director's Message


Clarence J. Snuggs, DHCA Director

I am honored to serve as Housing Director in the Leggett Administration. I come to this responsibility as a community developer, having served in State government, with two national community development intermediaries, two regional banking institutions, as well as on various boards, task forces, and committees, all focused on housing and community building.

I had the pleasure of working with the former Director, Mr. Nelson and the DHCA team, for the past eight (8) years, while I served as Deputy Secretary at the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. DHCA is known for its strong relationships and for supporting its community and business partners strategically. I look forward to advancing the Department’s outstanding tradition of offering innovative and pragmatic solutions to address the affordable housing and community development needs of hard-working families and individuals throughout the county.

The mission of the Department has not changed. We will continue to work to increase the supply of quality affordable housing opportunities throughout the county; we will continue to support community programs which benefit our residents and improve the quality of life; we will enforce housing codes to assure that existing housing is maintained in a safe, sanitary fashion; and, we will work with residents and property owners to prevent and correct problems that may contribute to the physical decline of residential and commercial areas.

We thank you and look forward to working with you to continue our efforts to make Montgomery County a great place to live, work, and enjoy.

Clarence J. Snuggs
DHCA Director

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