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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[…]

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Vacant Lot Transformation Grants Available

Program Background CARE- A -LOT is a city led effort to develop sustainable, innovative greening strategies to transform vacant lots into assets for a growing Baltimore City. The purpose of BMORE Beautiful’s Care -A -Lot Program is to support innovative community groups and organizations in the cleaning, maintenance and beautification of vacant lots in Baltimore. Read more about Vacant Lot Transformation Grants Available[…]

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Governor Hogan Announces $700 Million Initiative in Baltimore City

As we’ve read in the news, Maryland has begun a $700 million plan to revitalize blighted neighborhoods in Baltimore City, starting with $9.875 million in funding (FY 2016) for demolishing unsafe vacant homes. After speaking with Audra Harrison, Director of the Office Public Information for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, I am Read more about Governor Hogan Announces $700 Million Initiative in Baltimore City[…]

Thinking About 2015

It’s never too early to start thinking about legislative priorities for 2015.  We have a few issues that we’ll be working on, just in time for the start of Maryland’s legislative session in January, and we want to hear your priorities, too: LLC transparency Transfer of real estate Historic preservation Affordable housing, based on local Read more about Thinking About 2015[…]