| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:01 AM
Using funds meant to help poor families find affordable places to live, Baltimore's public housing agency has paid nearly $6.8 million in long-standing court judgments for lead poisoning suffered by six former residents when they were young children....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:32 AM
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City has finally done the right thing in paying the remaining $6.8 million it owed in lead paint liability claims. Had the agency not worked so long to avoid its legal responsibility for the damages caused by past...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Justice delayed is justice denied, so the legal maxim goes. Judgments delayed, however, can be downright expensive.
Last week, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City announced that it had paid $6.8 million to satisfy outstanding court judgments that...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:00 AM
There are so many things to say with regard to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development's proposed rule entitled "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing."
And since this proposal lands on the hot buttons of race and class, I'm going to ask...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Some residents of Somerset County — the part of Maryland that sustained the worst damage from last fall's Superstorm Sandy — are upset that the state's application for federal disaster aid would exclude from eligibility those with an income of...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Baltimore's housing agency must pay a public housing resident $150,000 because the city failed to accommodate the woman's request to be moved, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday.
It also must pay the resident's...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Somerset County officials are calling on Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration to revise an application for $8.6 million in federal aid, saying it will render many families hurt by the remnants of Hurricane Sandy ineligible for money to rebuild.
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:09 PM
After more than a decade of cajoling, legal wrangling and building, the residences at Uplands, the $238 million residential community in Southwest Baltimore, are coming to life.
"There's a momentum that's built up that's going to be very, very difficult...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Harford County was recently awarded nearly $867,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care, or CoC, Program to help homeless people find shelter and other services.
The funding increased about 6...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Nearly three dozen workers at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development office in Baltimore — roughly a third of the agency's workforce in Maryland — are being forced to transfer out of state or take a buyout.
The choice, which...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." — Thomas Jefferson
My recent column on the challenges associated with the Social...
| May 18, 2013
| 11:52 AM
By the time Gov. Martin O'Malley left the Democratic convention last fall, he had schmoozed with party leaders from Iowa, spoken to potential donors and hosted swanky parties that kept delegates entertained into the next morning — efforts that...