The Time for Affordable Housing is NOW.

Millions of Americans are paying more than 30% of their net monthly income for housing costs, resulting in overburdened households in danger of falling into poverty, if they’re not there already. In the Baltimore region, according to the new report released today by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, almost 50% of Read more about The Time for Affordable Housing is NOW.[…]

Urge the City Council to Support Neighborhood Commercial Zoning

Picture your neighborhood full of vibrant shops, locally-owned restaurants, interesting galleries, and other great spaces within walking distance of your house. If you’re lucky enough to live in a neighborhood that already has these things — imagine what our city could look like if every neighborhood had the same great opportunities. Neighborhood Commercial zoning is Read more about Urge the City Council to Support Neighborhood Commercial Zoning[…]

A Misstep at City Hall?

Today, our Planning Department is holding a hearing on a bill that would prohibit landlords from discriminating against those who receive rental assistance from the government:  Section 8 or Housing Choice Vouchers.  While I applaud the City’s efforts to address the low-income housing issue, I fail to see how this will have any real impact. Read more about A Misstep at City Hall?[…]

SOWEBO Neighbors — Please Join Us June 12 and June 14!

SOWEBO Now! Please come to this great two-day event where neighbors will have the opportunity to discuss and work on small projects that will have an impact on neighborhood issues. I will be leading the discussion and project for vacants. Thursday we’ll be discussing what neighbors can do about nuisance vacants: how to verify ownership, Read more about SOWEBO Neighbors — Please Join Us June 12 and June 14![…]