Sherman Howell, a member of the advisory group appointed by General Growth to make recommendations on affordable housing, said the group has recommended lowering the income guidelines.
Howell, vice president of the African American Coalition of Howard County and a former member of a county government task force on affordable housing, said it should be aimed at people making $100,000 or less.
also thinks money that would be paid by developers into transportation and cultural funds should be shifted to affordable housing.
"We're going to be ahead of everybody else," said Howell
, who plans to move downtown once the new units are built.