HOUSING FORUMSPlanning group offers series on '90s...



Planning group offers series on '90s housing

"Housing for the '90s" will be explored in a series of forums sponsored by the Citizens Planning and Housing Association. Each forum will include talks and panel discussions by city officials and community experts.

The first forum, "Code Enforcement and Vacant Housing," will be held Saturday. It features John Huppert and Bob Dengler from Baltimore's housing inspection agency. The forum will include a panel discussion on code enforcement and alternatives to enforcement. Another panel discussion will feature neighborhood success stories.

The forum will be held at St. Elizabeth's Church hall, East Baltimore Street and Lakewood Avenue. It runs from 9 a.m. to noon.

Other forums are: Community Development, June 26; Public Housing, July 10; and a wrap-up session, Sept. 11.

For more information, or to make reservations for the forums, call the Citizens Planning and Housing Association at 539-1369.


Homebuilders offering programs through June

Maryland's homebuilders are offering public information programs and services throughout June, which Gov. William Donald Schaefer has proclaimed "New Homes Month."

On Tuesday, June 25, the Home Builders Association of Maryland will hold its annual homebuyers seminar, "Meeting the New Home Challenge."

The program, which features a panel of industry experts, will address such issues as choosing a builder, mortgage options and home warranties. A question-and-answer session will follow the program.

The seminar will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the association headquarters, 1502 Woodlawn Drive, in Baltimore.

The seminar is free, but reservations are needed. Call the association at 265-7400 to get more information, or to make reservations.

The association also offers "The New Home Buyers Guide" for free. The 30-page booklet provides tips on such issues as determining a price range and examining the final stages of home construction. To get a copy, call the association at 265-7400.


Post and beam framing taught in Howard

A post and beam timber framing workshop sponsored by Craftwright of Woodsboro will be held in Howard County from July 22-26.

The class is designed to provide hands-on experience to people who want to use traditional wood joinery to build a house quickly and relatively inexpensively.

More information is available from Glenn James of Craftwright at 338-0959.

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