Support City Council Bill 13-0293

Posted from Housing Policy Watch: Introduced in the Baltimore City Council by Councilman Henry (District 4), this bill would expand the definition of vacant houses, giving Baltimore Housing the ability to levy fines against blighted nuisance properties faster, and impose harsher penalties against owners who did not comply. (Source: WBAL) Many of our vacant structures […]

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Your Support of Housing Policy Watch is Needed!

You may recall that we started Housing Policy Watch as a natural progression of the work we were doing with Baltimore Slumlord Watch.  With additional work also comes additional need for residents, and business owners to support what’s happening in Baltimore, to change housing policy for the better — for all who work and live […]

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Legislative Wins and Losses

Better late than never — here are the bills we were watching in the 2011 legislative session, and what happened after all was said and done: SB 503:  Foreclosure Purchaser and Tenant – Evictions – Tenant’s Right to Reclaim Personal Property:  FAILED HB 179/SB 111:  Environment – Recycling – Apartment Buildings and Condominiums – FAILED […]

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Maryland House Environmental Matters Committee Legislative Briefing

The Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning and several State and City agencies will provide a briefing to the legislature on lead poisoning prevention initiatives in Maryland and an overview of the national Green and Healthy Homes Initiative.  The legislative briefing is scheduled before the House Environmental Matters Committee on Thursday, January 14th at 10:30 […]

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