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.
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.
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.
Baltimore’s latest effort to get the most vulnerable families into permanent housing and off the streets, out of shelters and no longer couch surfing involves an obvious solution: Pairing them up with vacant apartments in the city’s public housing complexes.
As families across the nation struggle to find safe, decent and affordable housing, a bill introduced Monday in the Baltimore City Council can play an integral role in eliminating a significant barrier to actualizing this goal for our most vulnerable neighbors — without costing taxpayers a cent.
The Baltimore City Council is set to take up legislation that would make it illegal for landlords to discriminate against potential tenants because of how they would pay their rent, a move largely designed to stop property owners rejecting Section 8 vouchers out of hand.
Returning to civilian life after serving in the military can be complicated, but Carroll County has resources for its veterans to make that process a little bit easier. Here are the biggest issues facing the county’s veteran population and ways to work on resolving them.
Beginning Monday, non-elderly people living with a disability in an institutional setting, or their families or caregivers, can apply for housing vouchers to help them transition to independent living in the community.
Pandering to racial prejudices is the last thing that Baltimore County needs from a candidate for county executive. The county has made some progress toward building more affordable housing and integrating neighborhoods; reversing course now would be tragic.
Incumbent Republican Wade Kach and Democratic challenger Colleen Ebacher answered questions at a League of Women Voters forum Tuesday night in an effort to convince voters to make one of them District 3’s representative on the Baltimore County Council.
Deliberation surrounding Lansdowne High School, as well as immigration, affordable housing and the gubernatorial race were among the most contentious issues debated by the two men hoping to win the Baltimore County Council District 1 seat.
Baltimore County executives candidates Al Redmer Jr. and Johnny Olszewski Jr. debated Tuesday, displaying differences in their approaches to spending on education. More than 100 people attended the debate at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville.
Maryland housing authorities on Tuesday received over $4.4 million in federal vouchers to house people with disabilities, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Voters in the Democratic primary election in Baltimore County's First District will have a choice between incumbent Tom Quirk or progressive challenger Sheila Ruth to represent the region on the County Council.
In suburban Baltimore County, the issue of making affordable housing available to more families looms large, as tougher requirements from the federal government are about to kick in and the county prepares for new political leadership.
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.
Baltimore’s proposal to tear down six buildings in West Baltimore’s Gilmor Homes project is part of an expanded plan to remake the city’s dilapidated public housing stock — mostly by selling the complexes to private developers
Keysha Saxon and her three sons are enjoying their first Christmas in a home of their own. She got off public and subsidized housing and bought a home through Frederick County's Community Land Trust, a way of creating affordable housing that many cities, including Baltimore, hope to emulate.
Carroll County Commissioners continue to make helping veterans a priority, efforts we are glad to see continuing. The latest move last week was to submit a letter of intent to HUD to receive vouchers to be used specifically to place veterans in homes.
Commissioners voted 4-0, with Commissioner Steven Wantz, R-District 1, absent, last week to approve the request to submit a letter of intent to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to receive Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers.