Business, Politics

Johnny Olszewski signs HOME Act into law [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski signed the HOME Act into law on Tuesday. The controversial Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act was passed earlier this month by a vote that, not surprisingly, went along party lines. The HOME Act, which Olszewski introduced in October, makes it illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to a potential tenant based on …


Opinion, Politics

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, …


Baltimore County Council approves HOME Act

UPDATE 3: The HOME Act has been signed into law. UPDATE 2: Read Councilman Marks’ op-ed piece on the HOME Act here. UPDATE: Councilman David Marks has issued a statement regarding the passing of the HOME Act. “Contrary to its name, this bill does not equalize housing opportunities,” said Marks. “Wealthy neighborhoods with no rentals will not be affected, while …

Councilman Marks to oppose new HOME Act housing legislation

UPDATE 3: The HOME Act has been signed into law. UPDATE 2: Read Councilman Marks’ op-ed piece on the HOME Act here. UPDATE: The Baltimore County Council has voted to approve the HOME Act. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Councilman David Marks on Friday said he would oppose County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s new HOME Act legislation. Olszewski has announced plans …

Olszewski announces new HOME Act housing legislation

UPDATE 4: The HOME Act has been signed into law. UPDATE 3: Read Councilman Marks’ op-ed piece on the HOME Act here. UPDATE 2: The Baltimore County Council has voted to approve the HOME Act. UPDATE: Councilman David Marks says he plans to oppose the County Executive’s HOME Act legislation. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski …