More on the mayor’s “Vacants to Values” plan.

The National Dialogue on Green and Healthy Homes is open for comments.  Log in and make sure your voice and great idea is heard!

There are two more workshops open to renters in foreclosure, at the Public Justice Center on Charles Street — November 16th and December 14th.  (Link opens a PDF).

Ouch.  This doesn’t bode well for the ‘burbs:

The Los Angeles Times reports that in one gated community in Hemet, east of L.A., McMansions with granite countertops and vaulted ceilings are being rented to poor families on Section 8 vouchers; according to the Washington Examiner, similar homes in Germantown, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C., are being converted to boarding houses.

Are we really ready to hear about the new real estate “boom”?  Read the rest of the article here, and find out why the ‘burbs are no longer booming.

Hey someone really loves us!  Won’t you vote for us as “Best Neighborhood Blog” in the Baltimore Sun’s “Mobbies” contest?

RealtyTrac says things aren’t as bad as they were in Q2 but way worse than Q3 2009.

Baltimore is one of the “Living Cities” award winners. Lots of money for renewal…let’s hope it’s spent wisely.

Baltimore Housing and Park Heights Renaissance have released a Request for Qualifications — let’s hope the “qualified developers” they’re looking for don’t have hundreds of lead paint lawsuits and foreclosures on their record.  Will be interesting to see who’s chosen.

Freddie Mac requested $100million in taxpayer support, according to  This taxpayer says no, I can’t afford it.  How about you?

2 thoughts to “Link Roundup

  • Donald

    Encourage everyone you know to write the Mayor with support for including stipulations that recipients of these monies actually live in the houses, and not just quick fix to flip.

    • slumlordwatch

      Absolutely! This program cannot be yet another house-grab by investors — we can all see how well that works. 🙁

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