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Section 8 (housing)

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  • Section 8 housing is a nightmare for landlords

    Section 8 housing is a nightmare for landlords
    In a recent letter to the editor, Johns Hopkins professor Stefanie DeLuca recently suggested that many landlords refuse to rent to people with Section 8 housing vouchers because they are unfairly prejudiced against those prospective tenants ("Mossburg...
  • State shouldn't let landlords discriminate

    State shouldn't let landlords discriminate
    As we recently celebrated the 45th anniversary of the federal Fair Housing Act, it is significant to note that the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan regions are among the most segregated in America. Last month, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil...
  • Veterans, advocates brace for cutbacks

    The Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training's Baltimore complex is full of neatly made beds and shining-clean floors, a military-like environment for homeless former service members working to get their lives back on track. Its executive...
  • Agencies in Maryland dodge furloughs — for now

    Agencies in Maryland dodge furloughs — for now
    A month after across-the-board federal spending cuts began, there are signs that one of the most troubling potential consequences for Maryland — the furloughing of federal employees — might not be as widespread as initially feared. But the...
  • Obama offers up a meaningless gesture

    The president is voluntarily giving 5 percent of his yearly salary back to the U.S. Treasury in order to show solidarity with government workers forced to take unpaid leaves due to what he calls the catastrophic effects of the sequestration ("President'...
  • Sequester cuts into Section 8 funding

    If the federal sequester remains in place, families in Section 8 housing in Howard County might have to begin paying more by mid-2014. The Howard County Housing Commission has been informed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)...
  • Settlement in decades-old fair housing case

    Hundreds of families living in some of Baltimore's most impoverished neighborhoods will get to move to better conditions under a proposed settlement that could finally resolve a fair housing case dating back to 1995. Attorneys representing current and...
  • Walmart opposed again at Harford council meeting

    Walmart opposed again at Harford council meeting
    About 30 residents made their opposition to the proposed Walmart at Plumtree Road and Route 924 clear to members of the Harford County Council Tuesday at their meeting. The Walmart issue was not on the agenda for Tuesday's council meeting, although the...
  • Alleged $1.4 million housing authority fraud began small, indictment says

    In early 2010, officials at Baltimore's public housing agency noticed a few thousand dollars had gone missing — transferred without authorization to the bank account of a man who rented his Northeast Baltimore home to a low-income tenant,...
  • Man sentenced for stealing $1.4 million from Baltimore Housing Authority

    A 50-year-old Washington man was sentenced to more than three years in prison Wednesday for his role in a 2010 bank fraud scheme that led to almost $1.4 million being siphoned from a Baltimore Housing Authority account, prosecutors said. Keith Eugene...
  • In Anne Arundel County, worker needs $32 an hour to cover basic costs

    A family of three — one adult, one preschooler and one school-age child — in Anne Arundel County needs an annual income of $67,865 just to meet its basic needs, a new report shows. That income requires a salary of $32.13 an hour when the...
  • Poverty does not cause teen pregnancy

    In her commentary on teen pregnancy ("Teen pregnancy is poverty's offspring," April 16), Susan Reimer perpetuates the justification that poverty is the primary reason teens engage in sex and become pregnant. This begs the question: Why, when we have...