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Program Description

  Common Ownership Community Program

This program ensures fair and equitable relations between the governing bodies of homeowner associations, condominium associations, and cooperatives, and the individuals living within these common ownership communities, and encourages the maintenance and improvement of housing. Activities include mediating and arbitrating disputes; providing information and technical assistance to all parties; and taking legal action as necessary, including referring unresolved complaints to the Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities.

Program Contacts

Contact Tim Goetzinger of the Department of Housing and Community Affairs at 240.777.3728 or Pofen Salem of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2773 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Percent of Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC) cases resolved prior to a hearing 17745505560
1  CCOC moved from the Office of Consumer Protection to the Department of Housing and Community Affairs in FY17.

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved6548774.15
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.406470.00
FY20 Approved6955244.15

Notes: In FY19, DHCA charges staff oversight ($85,185, 0.55 FTE) to the Common Ownership Community Program.