MTA Red Line Meetings

Curious about the proposed Red Line and how it will benefit and/or affect your community?  There will be two open houses where residents can hear more about the Red Line and ask questions. Thursday, September 18, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Hampstead Hill Academy, 500 S. Linwood Avenue. This meeting will cover Canton, Brewer’s Hill/Canton Read more about MTA Red Line Meetings[…]

Save the Date!

Silent Auction and Fundraiser Please join us Friday, October 24th for a happy hour and silent auction to benefit Housing Policy Watch — our mapping, app development, community development, and other work towards making Baltimore a safer, more vibrant city for working families! The event will be held at Gallery 788 in Hanpden.  Auction items Read more about Save the Date![…]

Maryland lead program opens registration for rental properties built before 1978

Currently, Maryland law requires rental properties built before 1950 to be registered with the Maryland Department of the Environment, and comply with risk reduction standards.  As of January 2015, all rental properties built before 1978 will now have to be registered. This change in the law has the potential to greatly reduce the number of Read more about Maryland lead program opens registration for rental properties built before 1978[…]

Maryland Court Orders Houston Slumlord to Clean Up Baltimore Blight

Reported in the Baltimore Sun by Natalie Sherman: A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has ordered an absentee Baltimore landlord to clean up about 50 blighted properties within 90 days, the first ruling since a state law was amended two years ago to make it easier for community groups to sue the owners of problem Read more about Maryland Court Orders Houston Slumlord to Clean Up Baltimore Blight[…]

Clinic Saturation is Bad for Patients, Bad for Neighborhoods

As Baltimore continues to try to re-shape itself, an increase in social-service businesses, particularly methadone clinics, have started to pop up in a handful of neighborhoods, to the dismay of neighbors. While everyone agrees that drug treatment facilities are sorely needed in Baltimore City, particularly as the poverty rate climbs, it’s unfair to burden a Read more about Clinic Saturation is Bad for Patients, Bad for Neighborhoods[…]