Renters Tax Credit Deadline: September 1

If you area renter and are low-income, a senior citizen, or disabled, you may qualify for a $750 credit on your Maryland income taxes. Go here for more information and to see income guidelines. You can also download the form here. (Link opens a PDF.) The deadline for filing is September 1 — if you’re Read more about Renters Tax Credit Deadline: September 1[…]

The Other Side of the Affordable Housing Coin: Jobs and Wages

Housing affordability, particularly for median income workers, has become a much-talked about topic of late. Rising rents have forced a large segment of city residents to spend well over 30% of their net monthly income on shelter costs, which can lead to severe financial trauma later on. One of the reasons why city residents are Read more about The Other Side of the Affordable Housing Coin: Jobs and Wages[…]

Development By Bullying: Harbor Point is Bad for Baltimore

One of the things I’ve said over and over is that we need to rethink housing in Baltimore City. New conversations, new ideas, and new approaches need to be found if we’re to ever fix the 50-year mess we’re in. In this vein, we also need our government — those who we elect to represent Read more about Development By Bullying: Harbor Point is Bad for Baltimore[…]