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City housing program stirs fears in Baltimore County

City housing program stirs fears in Baltimore County

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...

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