Although it was certainly heartening that Lt. Gov. Rutherford distanced the Hogan Administration from the remarks made by Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth Holt at the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) summer conference, and good to hear that Gov. Hogan has counseled the secretary, these actions may not be enough.
The city's longest-serving agency head, with 13 years at the helm of the nation's fifth-largest Public Housing Authority, makes about $214,000 per year, according to an agency spokeswoman. But it's not the whole story.
David Craig served a record nine years and four-plus months as Harford County's chief executive and when he left office last December, very few of those who had served as his top advisors stayed behind with the county.
U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro may have said it, but 42-year-old Sabrina Oliver has lived it. Oliver was living in a crime-infested part of Edmondson Village in 2008 with her two children, when she was accepted into a voucher program that allowed her to move — first to Parkville in Baltimore County, then to Orchard Beach in Anne Arundel County.
U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin and some of the leaders of the city's top philanthropic and faith organizations said Monday that the lack of job opportunities for impoverished communities in Baltimore is a key obstruction to the city's recovery after the riots in April.
Baltimore could lose $28 million a year in federal funding under an Obama administration proposal to change how some of the nation's largest housing agencies deliver services, setting off a scramble among local and federal officials.
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City should follow Seattle's lead in limiting exclusion of ex-offenders to those who have committed felony level, violent offenses. Keeping nonviolent, already disenfranchised ex-offenders from securing affordable housing in the name of safety worsens the health of our city.
Some Korean-American merchants who saw their businesses damaged in the April rioting say the city did not do enough to protect their businesses. Some have filed notices saying that they intend to pursue legal claims against the city for damage sustained in the rioting.
The federal government is considering an overhaul of its subsidized housing program that would change how it determines rent limits from a one-size-fits-all approach for metro areas to a more localized, zip code-based approach that could allow more people to move to Baltimore's suburbs.
A little more than a year after heavy rains caused a block of E. 26th Street to sink onto the railroad tracks 30 feet below, taking with it eight cars, street lamps and blacktop, city officials on Thursday said restoration of the street is now complete.
The Peabody Brewery in the Abell neighborhood of Baltimore plans to buy its building and double its production this year with the help of a state loan set to be approved by the Board of Public Works on Wednesday.
Baltimore city has approved $6.2 million in questionable payments meant to help poor families pay their energy bills, including grants to three dozen households that aren't even in the city, according to a new audit.
The Board of Finance approved $58.3 million in financing for a long-stalled development in Poppleton Monday, pushing forward a plan to take a tool associated with high-profile Inner Harbor projects and use it to spur largely residential development in a high-poverty area.
A two-time former head of the state's housing department has been selected to lead a major redevelopment effort in East Baltimore near Johns Hopkins, an area officials have been trying to transform for more than a decade.
Boarded homes still pockmark the streets around Madeira, but residents say their small alleyway, tucked between Orleans and Fayette streets in East Baltimore, is nearly unrecognizable from just a few years ago, when trees sprouted through the buildings, drug activity — not cars — filled a corner lot, and if a home was inhabited, the occupant was likely a stray cat.
Civil rights groups are asking Maryland's highest court to strike down a state law capping the amount of money plaintiffs can receive after successfully suing a local government, saying larger penalties are necessary to ensure justice in police brutality cases.
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City — which opened the wait list this week for the first time in a decade — will randomly select 25,000 families to be placed on the register after a nine-day, online only sign up period ends on Oct 30. Then, the list will close for another six years.
The grassroots organization PATH, or People Acting Together in Howard, has come up with a specific agenda to address the issue of affordable housing in the county. On Tuesday evening, PATH held a campaign event that its leaders said brought them one step closer to making change.