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Attorney General Frosh calls on HUD to protect seniors’ homes during pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday joined a bipartisan coalition of 26 attorneys general in calling on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to take immediate action to protect senior citizens from homelessness as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter sent to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, the coalition recommends specific actions …


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Attorney General Frosh urges federal housing officials to help homeowners affected by COVID-19

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a bipartisan coalition of 35 attorneys general in sending letters to the Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recommending actions to help homeowners in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition applauded federal efforts to suspend evictions and foreclosures, as well …


Baltimore County seeks input on community development needs

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County residents can now participate in an online survey that will allow citizens to express their views regarding the needs and conditions of the community in which they live or work. The Community Needs Survey will assist the county in identifying emerging trends and in establishing priorities for the use of federal funds to address the needs of …

Councilman Marks: Affordable housing agreement hits northeast Baltimore County the hardest

UPDATE: The HOME Act has been signed into law. Original story below… —— The following is an op-ed piece from Baltimore County Fifth District Councilman David Marks… On November 5th, the Baltimore County Council passed the Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) Act, on a party-line vote. I opposed this legislation, and here’s why. If this bill was simply about discrimination, …

Frosh joins opposition to fair housing rule changes

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general opposing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposed changes to its Disparate Impact Rule. While the current rule protects against housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status, the proposed changes would create uncertainty and …

Governor Hogan announces drop in homelessness rate in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan announced on Wednesday that overall homelessness in Maryland has been reduced by 9.47% since 2017, according to data from the 2019 Point-in-Time Count. The number of chronically homeless individuals dropped by 14.8% and veterans experiencing homelessness declined by 8.58%. Conducted by the state’s 16 designated Continuums of Care and supported by the Maryland Department …

Jared Kushner-owned company fined as negligent property owner in White Marsh, Essex

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz revealed on Thursday the existence of more than 200 code violations in apartments owned by the Kushner Companies in Baltimore County, all accrued in the current calendar year. After threatening to withhold HUD rental payments and levy fines, necessary repairs were made in all but nine properties. Those nine un-repaired properties resulted in withholding of …