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Baltimore must fund an inclusionary housing study

Baltimore must fund an inclusionary housing study

According to a recent Abell Foundation report, 57 percent of all renters in Baltimore spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent. This means that even Baltimoreans earning middle incomes ($40,000-$75,000 a year) are struggling to pay the rent, while the city’s poorest residents face slum living conditions and eviction rates well above the national average.

We clearly have an affordable housing crisis.

Economists claim that there is not enough housing supply because of strict government regulation. But a quick look at development...

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