Cheryl Young owns one of those big West Baltimore rowhouses that can cost a fortune to heat in winter — sometimes as much as $600 a month.
"Who gets paid first? Your stomach or your house?" she said as she waited at the Energy Assistance Expo held Saturday at Coppin State University The annual expo is designed to inform low-income Baltimoreans about programs that can help them with their fuel bills.
Young, a substitute teacher, attended with her retired husband, Mark Young, in the hope they can cut their "astronomically high" fuel costs roughly in half.
The expo, sponsored by state Sen. Catherine E. Pugh and the 40th District legislative...