Two-Alarm Fire Guts Three Vacants, Damages Occupied Home in Pigtown

BCFD was called to a two-alarm fire in the 1100 block of Ward Street in Pigtown this morning, at approximately 0600, where they found three vacant homes on fire.  The fourth home was occupied, and was severely damaged. The fourth home was rehabbed by Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, and is at present uninhabitable. […]

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Habitat for Humanity Supports HB1096/SB889

We’re excited to find out that Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake has sent letters of support for HB1096/SB889, the separate tax on vacant uninhabitable homes, to the Maryland Legislature. In the letter, they reiterate what other supporters have said — the tax will force dishonest property owners to sell to avoid having to pay […]

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Outer Harbor Initiative Report

From a colleague who attended the hearing: The Outer Harbor Initiative community development hearing took place Thursday, May 23 at City Hall, in front of a full council chambers. The two-hour meeting was met with a mixed reception from city officials and ended with discussions to take the initiative back to affected communities to further refine the terms […]

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