Several Baltimore County officials called Tuesday for legislation requiring advance notice when Baltimore public housing residents are going to move to suburban houses financed with government subsidies.
Three Baltimore groups say they've found a way to reduce the city's vacant homes, respond to the long-term housing needs of the poor and stabilize neighborhoods, without letting unscrupulous investors run rampant in their communities.
More than 100 businesses that suffered damaged during April's riots received assistance from the Baltimore Development Corp., which distributed more than $866,000 in grants and loans, according to a final tally issued Tuesday.
City Council members expressed outrage Monday and called for hearings after a Baltimore Sun investigation revealed a backlog of more than 4,000 requests for public housing repairs that have long gone unanswered.
Shoddy, incomplete and long-overdue repairs are common among the 11,000 homes maintained by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, an investigation by The Baltimore Sun has found. The Housing Authority has a backlog of more than 4,000 work orders in which residents have waited more than 30 days — sometimes more than a year — for repairs, according to records obtained last month by The Sun through a public information request.
Attorneys are seeking class action status for a lawsuit against the Housing Authority of Baltimore City and some of its maintenance workers, arguing many more tenants may have been victims of an alleged sex-for-repairs scheme.
Sen. Catherine E. Pugh on Friday announced plans to introduce legislation to the General Assembly to criminalize the act of soliciting sex or sexual acts in exchange for basic services to residents at public housing.
A joint task force is recommending fully detaching Howard County's Housing Commission from the county's Department of Housing and Community Development, according to a report the group plans to send to County Executive Allan Kittleman.
Settlement talks are set to begin in January between the Housing Authority of Baltimore City and 11 women who allege that maintenance men demanded sex before making repairs, according to electronic court records.
Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul T. Graziano, who is facing outcry over poor conditions in public housing and a lawsuit accusing maintenance men of sexual abuse, is meanwhile dealing with a critical audit over his agency's handling of grants meant to help poor families pay their energy bills.
Federal investigators from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are probing allegations of sexual harassment in Baltimore's public housing, the city's housing commissioner said Wednesday.
Facing mounting criticism and calls for the dismissal of its chief Paul Graziano after top officials in the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) were accused of ignoring pleas for help from victims in the Gilmor Homes sex-extortion case, the scandal took some new twists this week.
Activists and public housing tenants met Monday with Baltimore housing chief Paul T. Graziano, who agreed to tour complexes to hear directly from residents who say they're living in deplorable conditions.
Union leader Glenard S. Middleton called Thursday for a "full investigation" into the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, following allegations some maintenance workers demanded sex from female residents to make repairs.
Four women have joined a lawsuit against the Housing Authority of Baltimore City over maintenance men who have allegedly demanded sexual favors in exchange for making repairs — purportedly leaving one woman without heat for two years.
A new master plan, complete with a logo and slogan, is designed to brand Jonestown as a historic area, proud of its diversity and service organizations. The hope is to bring the neighborhood into the mainstream visitor circuit and build confidence in its redevelopment prospects after decades of its being passed by.
Seven women alleged in a federal lawsuit filed Monday that the maintenance staff at a West Baltimore public housing complex demanded sexual favors in return for repairing a gas leak, exterminating roaches and making other improvements.
The recent dissolution of the relationship between the City of Havre de Grace and the private non-profit group Havre de Grace Main Street Inc. may mean the end of the Graw Days Festival, but it doesn't have to.
While Sykesville's Town Council and mayor have decided not to move forward on an informal proposal to construct a rent-to-own housing development, they will continue to pursue annexation of a piece of the parcel where the development had been proposed.
Baltimore officials have quietly awarded tax breaks worth millions to developers buying a dozen of the city's public housing complexes, some of which are being sold for far less than their state-assessed value.