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Housing Questionnaire Candidate Response: Nilesh Kalyanaraman

Nilesh Kalyanaraman (D) is running for State Delegate in Maryland District 43. Baltimore City has 30,000+ vacant homes. Do you have additional ideas for cleaning up the blight that isn’t a rehash or continuation of previous plans? And how do you propose to pay for your plan? The core problem is that Baltimore’s population has Read more about Housing Questionnaire Candidate Response: Nilesh Kalyanaraman[…]

Housing Questionnaire Candidate Response: Melissa Wells

Melissa Wells is running for State Delegate, Maryland District 40. Baltimore City has 30,000+ vacant homes. Do you have additional ideas for cleaning up the blight that isn’t a rehash or continuation of previous plans? And how do you propose to pay for your plan? If elected delegate, I would create an apprenticeship program that Read more about Housing Questionnaire Candidate Response: Melissa Wells[…]

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Elected Officials: More Work, Less Partisan Politics

Baltimore has a long history of blockbusting, redlining, and other illegal housing activity by many of the city’s largest rental property owners. Our city’s children are still being poisoned by lead paint at an alarming rate. Housing segregation, and the resulting economic segregation, have been just as much an integral part of “progressive” Baltimore as Read more about Elected Officials: More Work, Less Partisan Politics[…]

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Mayor Pugh Names New Housing Heads

On June 22nd, Mayor Pugh named Michael Braverman as head of Baltimore’s DHCD and Janet Abrahams as head of the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC). Formerly headed by one set of leadership under the disastrous Paul Graziano, Pugh promised during her campaign to split Baltimore Housing and HABC into two separate agencies. Michael Braverman Read more about Mayor Pugh Names New Housing Heads[…]

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Baltimore City 2017 Tax Sale List

It’s that time of year again — the city’s tax sale. This is when residents have the dubious honor of finding out whether their home is about to be lost, due to overdue water bills, property taxes, or other municipal liens. As we’ve written about several times over the past eight years, the city’s tax Read more about Baltimore City 2017 Tax Sale List[…]

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Don’t Lose Your Home in the City’s Tax Sale!

Baltimore City residents who are behind on their water bills or property taxes should register for these free legal clinics, hosted by the Probono Resource Center: Monday, April 10, 2017 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM Waverly Branch Library 400 E 33rd Street Baltimore, MD 21218 Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM Zeta Read more about Don’t Lose Your Home in the City’s Tax Sale![…]

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The Housing Questionnaires: Lessons Learned

It’s always interesting to ask a random group of people the same questions and see what you get back. I guarantee at the very least, you won’t be bored. Hopefully you’ll even be enlightened at the end of the process. Candidate surveys and politics in general are two things I tend to stay away from, Read more about The Housing Questionnaires: Lessons Learned[…]

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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![…]

Mayoral Candidate Frank Logan on Housing

Finishing up with the last of the mayoral candidates on their housing positions, here are Frank Logan’s answers to the questionnaire, with no edits: 1. Baltimore City has 30,000+ vacant homes. Do you have a plan for cleaning up the blight that isn’t a rehash or continuation of previous plans? And how do you propose Read more about Mayoral Candidate Frank Logan on Housing[…]