Some Baltimore County officials expressed irritation Monday that the Housing Authority of Baltimore City didn't tell them when it purchased suburban homes as city public housing.
"It's being done in a subterranean manner," said County Councilman David Marks, a Republican who represents Towson. "There should have been some level of notification."
Others were supportive of the initiative — and a companion effort to provide rent subsidies — saying both work well with regional efforts to expand affordable housing options.
Over the past eight years, the city housing authority spent $12 million to purchase nearly 30 houses in Baltimore County...