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Dear Mayor Pugh,

Congratulations on winning the election. You’re now Baltimore City’s mayor instead of my State Senator, so hopefully being here instead of Annapolis, you’ll be more committed to Baltimore’s neighborhoods. Here are a few suggestions, with regard to housing in Baltimore that you may want to consider: Break Baltimore Housing and the Housing Authority of Baltimore Read more about Dear Mayor Pugh,[…]

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Moderate Income Housing Tax Credit: Support

We’ve long been champions for being proactive through public policy that can help to prevent the downward financial spiral faced by so many middle-income families across our city, and have found that high rental housing costs in the Baltimore metro region are the the reason why so many people are having difficulty getting a handle Read more about Moderate Income Housing Tax Credit: Support[…]

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Bandit Signs: The New Blockbusting

“I wish they wouldn’t post those here, they make our neighborhood look trashy.” I hear this a lot about bandit signs — those “WE BUY HOUSES” signs that pop up like toadstools after a storm. And yes, they do make a neighborhood look trashy. But even worse — they’re the new tool for blockbusting. For Read more about Bandit Signs: The New Blockbusting[…]

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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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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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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[…]