What’s Your 2015 Housing Resolution?

Reposted from Housing Policy Watch: People make much of the idea of “two cities” in Baltimore — one, affluent and white, and the other is usually labeled as poor and black. This view leaves out the third group: the folks, black and white, who earn around the city’s median income of $40,000 or so, and […]

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Home ownership rates fell to an 18-year low, according to a report issued by the US Census Bureau on Thursday. Banks are retreating from low-income neighborhoods, especially those hit hard by predatory lending. Should landlords be allowed to discriminate against Section 8 voucher holders?  (Or conversely, should landlords be able to run “Section 8 Only” […]

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Lead poisoning cases are down in Maryland, however — the number of cases linked to homes not covered by Maryland law is on the rise.  Sounds like it’s time to amend the law. Speaking of lead paint — the venerable Kennedy Krieger Institute is being sued in a class-action lawsuit filed by Baltimore attorney Billy […]

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