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District 8 City Council Candidates on Housing

Three District 8 candidates responded to the questionnaire: Faraj Leach, Kristerfer Burnett, and David Maurice Smallwood. Links to their responses are below. Faraj Leach Kristerfer Burnett David Smallwood The following candidates did not respond to the questionnaire:  Joseph Brown, Nakia Washington, Benjamin Barnwell, Reginald Fugett, Russell Neverdon, and Dwayne Williams.  

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District 8 City Council Candidate Faraj Leach on Housing

Faraj Leach was the first candidate from District 8 to respond to the housing questionnaire. His responses are below, with no edits. 1. Baltimore City has 30,000+ vacant homes. How do you intend to clean up blight in your district that isn’t a rehash or continuation of previous plans? And how do you propose to Read more about District 8 City Council Candidate Faraj Leach on Housing[…]

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District 3 Candidate Ryan Dorsey on Housing

Of all the candidates running for City Council in District 3, Ryan Dorsey is the only one to respond to the housing questionnaire, therefore there will not be a separate candidate link page. The following candidates did not respond: Beatrice Brown, Marques Dent, Jermaine Jones, Alicia Joynes, Steven Mitchell, George VanHook Sr., Andreas Spilliadis. Ryan Read more about District 3 Candidate Ryan Dorsey on Housing[…]

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Fair Housing in Baltimore County

In light of the settlement reached between Baltimore County and several organizations and individuals who sued the County, in order to ensure Fair Housing laws are met in that jurisdiction, I’ve read a lot of questions about what “fair housing” means. The first thing people need to understand is that Fair Housing has nothing to Read more about Fair Housing in Baltimore County[…]

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District 2 Candidate Brandon Scott on Housing

Since the incumbent, Councilman Brandon Scott, is the only District 2 candidate who responded to the questionnaire, there’s no need for a separate page with links to candidate responses. The candidates who did not respond are as follows:  Gregory Yarberough, Melissa Bagley, and Tony Christian. Councilman Scott’s answers appear below, with no edits: 1. Baltimore Read more about District 2 Candidate Brandon Scott on Housing[…]

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District 1 City Council Candidates on Housing

Questionnaires were sent to each candidate in District 1, asking about their views on housing in Baltimore. The questions focused on specific issues that have been brought up many times over the past few years:  abandonment, inclusionary housing/affordability, accountability in government, and blight reduction. Two candidates responded, which was disappointing, given the number of candidates Read more about District 1 City Council Candidates on Housing[…]

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City Council District 1 Candidate Mark Edelson on Housing

Mark Edelson was the second of the District 1 candidates to respond to the questionnaire. His responses appear below, with no edits. 1. Baltimore City has 30,000+ vacant homes. How do you intend to clean up blight in your district that isn’t a rehash or continuation of previous plans? And how do you propose to Read more about City Council District 1 Candidate Mark Edelson on Housing[…]

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City Council District 1 Candidate Mark Parker on Housing

Mark Parker responded to the questionnaire, and his answers appear below, with no edits. 1. Baltimore City has 30,000+ vacant homes. How do you intend to clean up blight in your district that isn’t a rehash or continuation of previous plans? And how do you propose to pay for your plan? Within our district, most Read more about City Council District 1 Candidate Mark Parker on Housing[…]

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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[…]