Business, Politics

Olszewski announces foundational housing reform legislative package [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday proposed a package of foundational legislative reforms to expand access to new housing opportunities and address community concerns in Baltimore County. The proposed legislative reforms announced Thursday advances key recommendations of the County’s Affordable Housing Work Group, including: Establishing a dedicated and permanent Baltimore County Housing Opportunities Fund to allow for reoccurring investment …


Family, Politics

Baltimore County Affordable Housing Work Group issues final report

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Affordable Housing Work Group, convened in 2021 by County Executive Johnny Olszewski, this week released its final report. The report, which was finalized after public feedback on an interim report was considered, includes a proposed vision statement and 36 recommendations to bolster the County’s ongoing efforts to expand equitable access to affordable housing. “Baltimore County is …


Governor Hogan announces $200 million affordable housing package to address rising costs

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that more than $200 million in financing tools and new programs will be made available to create new affordable housing opportunities in the state. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will administer the funds to produce more than 6,000 additional units statewide amid rising construction costs and interest rates. “During …

Baltimore County Affordable Housing Work Group issues interim report for public comment

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Affordable Housing Work Group, convened in 2021 by County Executive Johnny Olszewski, this week released a draft interim report, which includes 36 recommendations to bolster the County’s ongoing efforts to expand equitable access to affordable housing. The public will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the recommendations until Wednesday, April 27, and may submit comment …

Baltimore County announces creation of Affordable Housing Work Group

TOWSON, MD — Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced the creation of a new Affordable Housing Work Group, which will be tasked with making recommendations to bolster the County’s ongoing efforts to expand equitable access to affordable housing. “We remain committed to meeting our moral and legal obligation to expand access to quality, affordable housing across Baltimore County,” …

Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force releases final report

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Monday released the final report of the Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force. The report, Confronting the COVID-19 Access to Justice Crisis, is the culmination of six months of work by members of the task force and includes 59 significant legislative and policy recommendations to help Marylanders recover from the …

Governor Hogan: Maryland Department of Commerce to forgive $75 million in commercial emergency loan debt, state to fund $25 million in low-income housing tax credit projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday afternoon delivered an update on Maryland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, the state provided $75 million in emergency loans to Maryland businesses. On Thursday, Governor Hogan directed the Maryland Department of Commerce to forgive the entire $75 million in emergency loan debt. The loans will be converted to grants, which will not …

Governor Hogan announces renewal of affordable housing program for Marylanders With disabilities

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that the State of Maryland would renew its partnership with The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to implement the Affordable Rental Housing Opportunities for People with Disabilities initiative. This collaborative effort, overseen jointly by the Maryland Departments of Disabilities (MDOD), Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and Health (MDH), will finance the creation of …