Three years into a legal settlement targeting housing policies, Baltimore County says more than half of the 1,000 affordable homes it promised are built or in the works. But challenges remain as the county navigates the multiyear settlement under the administration of a new county executive.
Baltimore building inspectors visited Pimlico Race Course this week and confirmed deterioration in the Old Grandstand that led the Maryland Jockey Club to close off nearly 7,000 seats for Preakness weekend next month.
After Baltimore’s wettest year on record, housing advocates are seeking more protections for low-income tenants battling mold in their rental homes — and a city councilman is calling for a hearing on the problem.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh didn’t obtain the necessary permits for renovations to a new home and has never resolved the matter, despite the head of the city’s housing department presenting her two years ago with a memo outlining steps for coming into compliance.
Baltimore Del. Nick Mosby on Tuesday called on Anne Arundel County officials to immediately conduct inspections of the living conditions that Laurel Park provides to its backstretch workers at the racetrack.
The Baltimore housing department has a new framework for community development using targeted impact areas and new investment funds, under a plan to be released Wednesday by the Pugh administration. Commissioner Michael Braverman said the housing department is zeroed in on addressing blight.
If the state and governor are serious about making Opportunity Zones work in Maryland and incentivizing the reuse of our existing structures, we also must make increased funding for the historic tax credit a priority.
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City says it has reduced the rat population at its public housing complexes by 82 percent in the past year. Some residents say they don't see a difference. The $300,000 campaign to eliminate the vermin will continue at least through the summer.
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City was awarded a $1.3 million federal grant to develop a comprehensive neighborhood plan to revitalize the Poppleton-Hollins area, with an overhaul of the distressed Poe Homes at the center.
Ben Carson grew up in public housing, received government assistance, and devoted his career as a surgeon to the people of Baltimore. Now the agency he runs, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is proposing divisive cuts from the top down on the people who need it the most.
State officials have selected 149 communities around the state to be nominated as "Opportunity Zones" under the new federal tax law passed by Republicans last year. The designation is designed to draw capital to struggling neighborhoods by giving investors big tax breaks.
The Baltimore housing department issued a $464,000 penalty to the owner of a former St. Vincent's Orphanage Asylum in West Baltimore, alleging that the historic building was demolished without permission.
As visitors from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka stood in a circle Wednesday in a clothing boutique in historic Ellicott City, they looked to shop owner Tammy Beideman for advice on surviving a natural disaster.
Baltimore Housing officials next month plan to ask for a city subsidy of between $50 million and $100 million to help redevelop a wide swath of East Baltimore, including an overhaul of the Perkins Homes public housing complex.
A new audit of how the city manages millions of dollars in state and federal grants has come to the same conclusion that previous examinations have: grant money coming into government coffers is not balancing out with what city agencies are spending.