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Section 8 (housing)

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  • An opportunity for Baltimore's public housing residents [Editorial]

    An opportunity for Baltimore's public housing residents  [Editorial]
    A Baltimore Housing Authority proposal to sell more than a third of its 11,000 public housing units to private developers in order to finance $300 million in capital improvements to the properties has got some advocates and tenants worried. Some are...
  • Jail behind him, Julius Henson seeks a Senate seat

    Jail behind him, Julius Henson seeks a Senate seat
    The meeting of East Baltimore's Berea community association is packed — standing room only — and leader Julius Henson is in control. There's a tavern to oppose. A computer lab to improve. Trash to clean up. Finally, Henson turns to the queue...
  • Baltimore County's working poor aren't all criminals [Letter]

    Regarding your editorial against Baltimore County blocking affordable housing in Rosedale, my son has some college, works as an electrical journeyman and has held the same job for 10 years, has a credit score in the high 700s and owns his own car ("Just...
  • Rosedale doesn't need another Section 8 housing development [Letter]

    While you are espousing about how terrible it is that Rosedale doesn't want low-income or Section 8 housing, you should look up Hollander Ridge ("Just saying no isn't good enough," Nov. 20). Hollander Ridge was also in Rosedale, at Pulaski Highway and...
  • Misconceptions abound about affordable housing [Letter]

    Allison Knezevich's piece ("Baltimore County Council poised to block low-income housing," Nov. 18) does a great job of showcasing the many misconceptions about low-income housing and the people who need its assistance. The views expressed by...
  • 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....
  • A tablet in every cell: Gansler's conversation starter

    A tablet in every cell: Gansler's conversation starter
    Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler raised quite a few eyebrows recently when he suggested that inmates in the state's prisons be given tablet computers to help them further their educations, search for job opportunities online and keep in touch with...
  • Roland Park Place nursing assistant named one of the nation's most caring

    Roland Park Place nursing assistant named one of the nation's most caring
    "I love my residents," declared Dawn Lamb, now in her 19th year as a geriatric nursing assistant at the Roland Park Place continuing care retirement community. For Lamb, 52, the love she gives to assisted living residents as a dedicated and caring...
  • Immigration deformed

    Immigration deformed
    There's the story of a woman with five kids who was asked: If she had to do it all over again, would she have five children? "Yes," she said, "just not these five." That's the way I feel about the immigration "reform" bill introduced by the Senate's...
  • Man convicted of stealing nearly $1.4M from city housing authority

    Man convicted of stealing nearly $1.4M from city housing authority
    An Upper Marlboro man was convicted Monday of orchestrating a scheme to steal nearly $1.4 million from the Baltimore Housing Authority, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Daren Kareem Gadsden, aka "D," was a designated landlord in the city's Section...
  • Section 8 is no burden to landlords

    Section 8 is no burden to landlords
    I recently read the letter James Gatton wrote to The Sun in response to Stefanie Deluca's letter to the editor. Mr . Gatton's letter ("Section 8 housing is a nightmare for landlords," May 12) could be no further from the truth. First, it does not take...
  • Fix Section 8 and landlords will step up

    Fix Section 8 and landlords will step up
    Recent letters to the editor have focused on the reality that people deserving of Section 8 assistance need more landlords to open up their homes and apartments to Section 8 so that the housing poor will more quickly and easily obtain the housing that...