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City Council President Candidate Susan Gaztañaga on Housing

Susan Gaztañaga was the fourth candidate to respond to the housing questionnaire, and her responses appear below, with no edits: Baltimore City has 30,000+ vacant homes. Do you have a plan to direct the City Council for cleaning up the blight that isn’t a rehash or continuation of previous plans? And how do you propose Read more about City Council President Candidate Susan Gaztañaga on Housing[…]

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Protecting the Rights of Tenants: HB 1059 and HB 1060: SUPPORT

For good tenants, sometimes getting your security deposit back at the end of a lease is the worst part about being a renter. Sometimes tenants never get their security deposit back, and many people have no idea this is governed by Maryland law. Maryland House Bill 1059 and House Bill 1060 would require language to Read more about Protecting the Rights of Tenants: HB 1059 and HB 1060: SUPPORT[…]

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City Council President Candidates on Housing in Baltimore

Four candidates managed to get their responses back in a relatively timely fashion — each candidate, as with the mayoral candidates, will receive their own page, with their response listed in its entirety with no edits. It should be noted that the following City Council President candidates did not respond to the questionnaire:  David Anthony Read more about City Council President Candidates on Housing in Baltimore[…]

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City Council President Candidate Kim Trueheart on Housing

Kim Trueheart’s responses appear below, with no edits. She was the third candidate to respond to the questionnaire. Baltimore City has 30,000+ vacant homes. Do you have a plan to direct the City Council for cleaning up the blight that isn’t a rehash or continuation of previous plans? And how do you propose to pay Read more about City Council President Candidate Kim Trueheart on Housing[…]

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City Council President Candidate Jack Young on Housing

Jack Young is currently the City Council President, and is running to keep his seat. His answers to the housing questionnaire appear below, with no edits: Baltimore City has 30,000+ vacant homes. Do you have a plan to direct the City Council for cleaning up the blight that isn’t a rehash or continuation of previous Read more about City Council President Candidate Jack Young on Housing[…]

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City Council President Candidate Connor Meek on Housing

Mr. Meek was previously running for mayor and answered the same questionnaire as a mayoral candidate. However, since he is now running for City Council President, I felt it was only fair to include him in this candidate batch as well. His responses to the questions are below, with no edits: Baltimore City has 30,000+ Read more about City Council President Candidate Connor Meek on Housing[…]

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Behind on Your Property Taxes or Water Bill? Don’t Lose Your Home!

It’s that unfortunate time of year again when we have to start thinking about the city’s tax sale and the people who could potentially lose their homes because of an unpaid tax or other municipal lien. The Pro Bono Resource Center is again hosting a series of tax-sale workshops for homeowners who need information about Read more about Behind on Your Property Taxes or Water Bill? Don’t Lose Your Home![…]

Free Legal Clinic for Baltimore Seniors

It’s a little bittersweet that I should receive an email about this wonderful resource the day after what would have been my father’s 85th birthday. He died in 2005 after a long struggle with cancer, and it’s been hard — particularly on his birthday and at holiday time. Thankfully, my father was prepared for the Read more about Free Legal Clinic for Baltimore Seniors[…]

SB0182 – Public Safety – Rental Dwelling Units – Carbon Monoxide Alarms: SUPPORT

Carbon monoxide kills far too many people each year, usually as a result of alternate heat sources by people who cannot afford to adequately heat their homes in the winter. SB0182 would mandate that all rental properties in Maryland have carbon monoxide alarms installed. You can read the text of SB0182 here. (Link opens a Read more about SB0182 – Public Safety – Rental Dwelling Units – Carbon Monoxide Alarms: SUPPORT[…]

HB0508/SB0330: Residential Property – Foreclosure Sale – Recordation of Instrument of Writing: SUPPORT

Maryland House Bill 0508 is a bill that’s been sorely needed for far too long. This bill (and Senate Bill 0330) would go a long way towards cleaning up our property records by requiring a deed to be filed no later than 30 days after a foreclosure sale is ratified by the court — this Read more about HB0508/SB0330: Residential Property – Foreclosure Sale – Recordation of Instrument of Writing: SUPPORT[…]