Baltimore Housing

Creating opportunity for Baltimore's children

Creating opportunity for Baltimore's children

Developers, generally speaking, aren’t motivated by a desire to build affordable housing, and they aren’t inherently opposed to it either. They build what and where they can make money, and that’s the beauty of the system of tax credits the federal government and the states administer to encourage them to make sure low-income people can find affordable places to live. Set your scoring mechanism for the tax credits the right way, and developers will compete to provide the units where they’re needed.

Unfortunately, Maryland’s policies have not historically produced that result, instead concentrating affordable housing units in poor neighborhoods, especially in the Baltimore region,...

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