You’ve probably heard that Senator Charles Grassley (R, Iowa) has launched an investigation into the fraud and waste at Baltimore Housing — read a letter from Senator Grassley to Sean Donovan, HUD Secretary here.  Link opens a PDF.

Property owners receiving the homestead tax credit — beware.  If you’re not actually living in the home, you’ll probably lose the credit, and owe the city back taxes.  And rightfully so.  However, we find it odd this article doesn’t give credit (no pun intended) where credit is due.  A resident is responsible for finding the city’s negligence, as documented here in an earlier article.

Kevin Pushia, a disgraced pastor and slumlord, was sentenced to life plus 45 years for his role in the murder of a mentally disabled man in Baltimore. You can read more about this “man of the cloth” here.

The FBI has released the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment report — interesting reading. You can see which gangs are active in each state here.

Richmond has two slots for tenant representatives on the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, yet one of the slots remain unfilled.

New multi-family subsidized housing comes to Brewer’s Hill and O’Donnell Heights.

Residents are frustrated with the unfinished work by a City-hired contractor.  Considering his track record, we’re not surprised.