On June 10, Caves Valley Partners, a Towson-based development firm, announced a plan to build a $250 million mix of offices, apartments and stores on a three-block stretch of largely commercial properties in Sharp-Leadenhall. News of the project brought excitement to a community long overlooked for investment, while also reviving memories of the history of the broader neighborhood, where about 3,000 people were relocated and more than 300 inhabited homes demolished as part of urban renewal
The Howard County Housing Commission has contracted Volunteers of America Chesapeake to provide clinical case management services to approximately 33 households receiving rental assistance through the commission.
Edwin "Ted" William Baker, who worked as a planner for the Rouse Co. in Columbia's formative years and pursued passions as varied as world travel and horseback riding, died of cardiac arrest on Tuesday. The Baltimore resident was 77.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said Wednesday he expects Baltimore to be a model for a new program, which will turn over thousands of units of public housing to private and nonprofit developers.
Union officials warned Thursday that as many as 200 maintenance workers and building monitors at Baltimore's public housing properties could lose their jobs under a plan intended to infuse the buildings with private money.
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City is selling nearly 40 percent of its public housing to private developers under a national model designed to raise millions for upgrades and maintenance, Commissioner Paul T. Graziano said Wednesday.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to create a management post to oversee hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money after the city's finance director found that agencies can't account for as much as $40 million.
Across federal agencies, 59 percent of workers said they feel satisfied with their job, according to the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. That indicator dropped four points, from 63 percent, last year and is down seven points from 2011. This year's results showed that nearly all respondents indicated that they were willing to put in extra effort at their jobs and that they feel their work is important — but year-to-year comparisons show a significant decline in satisfaction.
The Center for Plain Language, a Washington-based group that promotes clear communication in government and business, released its second annual report card last week assessing how well federal agencies communicate with taxpayers.
Using funds meant to help poor families find affordable places to live, Baltimore's public housing agency has paid nearly $6.8 million to satisfy long-standing court judgments against it for lead poisoning suffered by six former residents when they were young children years ago.
Somerset County officials are calling on the state Department of Housing and Community Development to amend an application for $8.6 million in federal aid that they say would leave many families hurt by Hurricane Sandy ineligible to receive any money.
Baltimore's housing agency must pay a public housing resident $150,000 because the city failed to accommodate the resident's request to be moved because of her son's special needs, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday.
Same-sex couples are discriminated against when searching for housing through online rental markets across the country, according to a new U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development study released Tuesday.
Harford County was recently awarded nearly $867,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care, or CoC, Program to help homeless people find shelter and other services.
By the time Gov. Martin O'Malley left the Democratic convention last fall, he had schmoozed with party leaders from Iowa, spoken to potential donors and hosted swanky parties that kept delegates entertained into the next morning.