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Baltimore Housing

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Top Baltimore Housing Articles

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  • Hearing on plan to sell Baltimore's public housing draws concerns

    Hearing on plan to sell Baltimore's public housing draws concerns
    The Baltimore Housing Authority's plan to sell 22 of its 28 apartment and townhouse complexes drew dozens of concerned tenants and workers Wednesday to a City Council committee hearing. Floyd Vines, a resident at J. Van Story Branch high-rise, one of...
  • 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...
  • HUD chief says Baltimore will be model for program

    HUD chief says Baltimore will be model for program
    City officials took the head of the nation's Department of Housing and Urban Development on a tour Wednesday of Barclay to show him work by a private developer they say is starting to turn around the small, impoverished neighborhood in the middle of the...
  • Camp 83, a year later [Commentary]

    Camp 83, a year later  [Commentary]
    One year ago, local activist group Housing Our Neighbors stood with the 14 residents of a tent city in the heart of downtown Baltimore and watched as a city bulldozer demolished tents that had housed people for years. The Mayor's Office of Human...
  • North Avenue Gateway apartments build hope in West Baltimore

    North Avenue Gateway apartments build hope in West Baltimore
    Vacant, boarded-up shops and rowhouses line the street across from the new North Avenue Gateway apartments. A block south on North Rosedale Street, a 6-year-old girl was killed in the crossfire of a 1991 gang shooting. Yet when new apartments opened...
  • Some call on city to explore eminent domain to combat blight

    Some call on city to explore eminent domain to combat blight
    A California city's controversial plan to use eminent domain to help its residents burdened with mortgages worth more than their homes has caught the eye of some Baltimore leaders, who say the city might benefit from the program. There are thousands of...
  • Urban farmers win right to buy city lots near community garden in Hampden

    Urban farmers win right to buy city lots near community garden in Hampden
    Baltimore City has awarded "an exclusive negotiating privilege" to an urban farming collective to buy two vacant, city-owned lots near a community garden in Hampden. The collective, Baltimore Free Farm, is trying to buy the lots to prevent their...
  • More protection sought for 'adopted' open space

    More protection sought for 'adopted' open space
    Thousands of dollars and hours of labor have been poured into Boone Street Farm, an oasis on a quarter-acre of city-owned land a few blocks north of Green Mount Cemetery. Through Baltimore's "Adopt-A-Lot" program, residents legally planted fruit trees,...
  • Van takes free meals for kids into city neighborhoods

    Van takes free meals for kids into city neighborhoods
    It's 4 p.m. when the mobile meals van pulls up to a patch of pavement behind the library at Pennsylvania and North avenues. The cardboard boxes it brings — filled with chicken sandwiches, milk and snacks — may be the first food some children...
  • 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...
  • City housing authority, landlord sued in house fire that killed five

    City housing authority, landlord sued in house fire that killed five
    The relatives of five people who were killed in a Baltimore house fire last year sued a landlord and the city housing authority in Circuit Court on Wednesday, claiming that failure to fix a faulty furnace or install smoke detectors led to the fatal blaze....
  • 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....