| May 9, 2014
| 5:57 AM
Harford County residents and other stakeholders warned that a proposal to tighten oversight of rental property owners would be intrusive and fail to help fight foreclosures and unkempt properties.
About half a dozen people spoke against the bill, put...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Earlier this year, the Baltimore Brew broke a story of a pilot program through HUD that would allow the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) to transition 22 public housing high-rises to private ownership over the next two years. Citing a lack of...
| Apr 26, 2014
In a sign of renewed interest in Baltimore's downtown business district, more companies are looking to boost their visibility by splashing names and logos atop prominent Inner Harbor office towers.
In recent months, R2integrated, Lupin Pharmaceuticals...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Harford County Councilman Dion Guthrie introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow the county to inspect rental properties and require more accountability from property owners.
The legislation would let the county inspect rental properties and require...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Residents at a notorious subsidized housing complex in West Baltimore sued their landlord and two private security firms Tuesday, alleging that they were forced to live in filthy conditions and suffered reprisals from guards when they spoke out about...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Baltimore's Housing Authority is selling nearly 40 percent of its public housing to private developers under a national model designed to raise millions for upgrades and maintenance, Commissioner Paul T. Graziano said Wednesday.
Beginning next year,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Plans for redevelopment in downtown Towson have prompted area merchants to consider face-lifts of their own, spurring renewed interest in a Baltimore County program for commercial revitalization.
To keep up with projects that will bring new stores,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Profits at Corporate Office Properties Trust, a Columbia-based owner and developer of office parks, rose for the three months that ended Dec. 31, as the real estate investment trust finished repositioning its portfolio.
"We have completed the...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:59 PM
Most of the upgrades at the two-building BECO Towers complex in Owings Mills are pretty standard: new windows, functioning elevators, an updated heating and cooling system.
Then there are the fish tanks.
The roughly 1,000-gallon aquariums, which...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:39 PM
Union officials warned Thursday that as many as 200 maintenance workers and building monitors at Baltimore's public housing properties could lose their jobs under a plan intended to infuse the buildings with private money.
Employees such as maintenance...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Tenants at Sage Management apartments and townhouses in Baltimore filed a class action lawsuit Friday against the property management company for allegedly charging illegal late fees, according to a compliant filed in the city's Circuit Court.
| Mar 12, 2014
| 4:59 PM
The Baltimore Housing Authority's plan to sell 22 of its 28 apartment and townhouse complexes drew dozens of concerned tenants and workers Wednesday to a City Council committee hearing.
Floyd Vines, a resident at J. Van Story Branch high-rise, one of...