Charity Begins at Home: The 2013 Edition

It’s that time of year again — the recommended charities post.  Listen — I understand housing isn’t on the top of everyone’s list, and I totally respect that.  If you’d like to donate to Housing Policy Watch, great.  If housing just isn’t your thing — here’s a list of charities we know and love.  There’s […]

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#GivingTuesday 2013

In case you haven’t heard — our “business side” of things, Housing Policy Watch, is participating in this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign, run by the awesome folks at GiveCorps. Please help to reach the goal of $5000 by donating tomorrow!  Your generous support will go a long way towards making Baltimore a safe and healthy city […]

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Recommended Charitable Giving 2012

As you’re contemplating the many deserving charities for your end of the year giving, here are some of our favorites — they’re all local, and they all work hard to make Baltimore a better city, despite the odds.  Give often, and give generously! A few new additions to the list for 2012, some of the […]

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Call to Action: Please Help FDNY Families In Need!

If you’ve been watching the news over the past week, you’ve seen the devastation Hurricane Sandy wreaked over New York and New Jersey.  People have lost everything — their homes, their cars, clothes, etc. — and they need our help.  Baltimore made it through relatively unscathed, and for that, I am extremely grateful. Some of […]

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Link Roundup

Milton Tillman and his son have struck a plea deal with the feds, according to the Maryland Daily Record.  Tillman Jr. is throwing himself on the sacrificial altar so his son can plead to a simple misdemeanor and serve no jail time.  You can also read more about the Tillmans here, and in the Baltimore […]

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Cleveland Abandoned House Explosion Updates

Our earlier post on this topic generated a lot of traffic — I hope people reading it heed the warning.  Abandoned homes do indeed pose a danger to the surrounding neighbors — in this case, 15 people were left homeless as a result of a natural gas explosion. If you would like to help the […]

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