Where Do the Candidates Stand on Housing?

Reposted from Housing Policy Watch: Candidates were asked for their plan to address vacants and other housing issues in the city, with the idea of publishing their responses so residents could better understand where each candidate stands on this issue. Each candidate was given the same four questions, along with the same amount of time […]

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Last Link Roundup of 2012!

A recap of all the newsworthy links in 2012. January Early in 2012, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was grilled by the MD Legislature about the status of the city’s lead paint judgements.  The city was refusing to pay, saying the judgement would bankrupt the city — a shame they didn’t think about that before allowing children […]

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Support House Bill 168

Bill Information:  House Bill 168 would prohibit Maryland landlords from discriminating against potential tenants, based on the source of their income. Why This Is Important:  Allowing low-income residents to move into areas with better transportation and/or job opportunities (such as Baltimore County, as one example) opens doors for financial security.  Also, it prohibits landlords from […]

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Link Roundup

After losing an almost-$4 million grant because they didn’t bother to file in time, the City says it’s reworking its lead-paint removal program. A once-grand Brooklyn (NY) neighborhood is now a blighted mess and a battleground between the government and preservationists. More fighting over blighted homes — this time, in New Orleans. Metal thieves — […]

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Link Roundup

Gosh doesn’t this story sound familiar? “California Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions” Towson man sentenced to 6+ years in mortgage fraud scheme. The National Community Reinvestment Coalition annual conference is coming up — and there’s still time to register! Call for Proposals:  How Housing Matters to Families and […]

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Green Affordable Baltimore

Join the University of Maryland Clinical Law Program for “Green Affordable Baltimore: A Conversation About Sustainable Housing in Our City” — April 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Registration is not required.  For more information, please use this link.

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Happy Thanksgiving

We are thankful for being able to live in safe, healthy housing, and we wish the same for every resident of Baltimore. As 2009 draws to a close (and our 1-year anniversary draws near!) we vow to work even harder in 2010 to rid Baltimore of its blighted homes and we vow to work even […]

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