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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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  • Helping those who need it most in Somerset County

    Helping those who need it most in Somerset County
    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...
  • Pain of sequestration is real

    Pain of sequestration is real
    Recently, some in the media have promoted the idea that the $85 billion sequestration cuts triggered on March 1 aren't causing drastic effects. CNN called the cuts "not as bad as advertised," and a Washington Post report found the cuts less "scary" than...
  • Housing agency pays $6.8 million to lead paint victims

    Housing agency pays $6.8 million to lead paint victims
    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....
  • Difficult justice for lead paint victims

    Difficult justice for lead paint victims
    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...
  • Lead paint judgments against Baltimore inflated by delay

    Lead paint judgments against Baltimore inflated by delay
    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...
  • HUD study finds same-sex couples face housing discrimination

    HUD study finds same-sex couples face housing discrimination
    Same-sex couples are discriminated against when searching for housing in online rental markets across the country, according to a new U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development study released Tuesday. In states like Maryland where such...
  • Progress in Uplands community is gaining steam

    Progress in Uplands community is gaining steam
    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...
  • Harford receives more federal funds to help its homeless population

    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...
  • Sandy aid proposal would include more for Maryland

    Sandy aid proposal would include more for Maryland
    A $60 billion emergency spending bill that would provide federal aid to states still recovering from Hurricane Sandy would guarantee additional money for Maryland and subtly change the way administration officials determine eligibility for disaster relief...
  • Study concludes FHA lending practices in Baltimore area could lead to high foreclosure rates

    Study concludes FHA lending practices in Baltimore area could lead to high foreclosure rates
    Homes with federally insured mortgages — afforded to mostly lower-income borrowers — are expected to see a spike in foreclosures because of dicey lending practices, according to a recent study. More than a dozen ZIP codes in the Baltimore...
  • Rottweiler dispute resolved in Howard

    Rottweiler dispute resolved in Howard
    Hazel Sanders and her Rottweiler service dog, Jurnee, are preparing to move into an apartment she can afford after the management company agreed to drop objections based on the Maryland Court of Appeals decision earlier this year defining pit bulls as...
  • House-flipping waiver is extended

    House-flipping waiver is extended
    Federal officials have extended a regulatory waiver that makes it easier to "flip" properties — a move meant to encourage the renovation of foreclosed homes but that critics say could herald the return of predatory schemes. The Federal Housing...