Business, Family

Maryland foreclosure moratorium extended through June 30

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor’s Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation on Wednesday the extension of the moratorium on new residential foreclosures through June 30, 2021. The moratorium, originally established by the Governor’s executive order issued April 3, 2020 and continued through subsequent executive orders and regulatory guidance, was due to expire on May 3, 2021. The new …


Business, Politics

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,” …


Olszewski proposes new Baltimore County Department of Housing and Community Development

TOWSON, MD—On the first day of National Fair Housing Month, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced plans to introduce legislation to create the County’s first dedicated Department of Housing and Community Development (DCHD) to help ensure access to affordable housing, provide housing stability support, and develop stronger neighborhoods by providing community revitalization supports in a timely and efficient …

Maryland’s Commissioner of Financial Regulation extends foreclosure moratorium through May 3

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor’s Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation on Monday announced the extension of the moratorium on new residential foreclosures through May 3, 2021. The moratorium, originally established by the Governor’s executive order issued April 3, 2020 and continued through subsequent executive orders and regulatory guidance, was due to expire on March 31, 2021. “While …

Governor Hogan submits $1.08 billion supplemental budget focused on rental assistance, higher education, transportation

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday submitted a $1.08 billion supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2022 that expands critical rental assistance programs, restores key funding for transportation infrastructure projects, and increases funding for minority-serving colleges and universities. Rental Assistance Based on the recommendations of a bipartisan advisory group, the supplemental budget allocates federal emergency rental assistance of $258 million, including: …

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office creates Civil Rights Unit to prosecute hate crimes, address discrimination

BALTIMORE, MD—This week, Acting United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner announced that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has established a Civil Rights Unit to enhance the department’s focus on hate crimes and to address discrimination with regard to housing, education, and other sector. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office has always enforced federal laws that prohibit discrimination …

Olszewski highlights partnership with United Way for innovative eviction prevention program

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—In the latest effort to strengthen the safety net for families suffering economic losses as a result of the pandemic, Baltimore County and United Way of Central Maryland have partnered to help prevent evictions in vulnerable communities through the Strategic Targeted Eviction Prevention (STEP) pilot program. The first-of-its-kind effort in Maryland, Baltimore County’s STEP pilot program provided $4 …

Maryland foreclosure moratorium extended through March 31

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor’s Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation on Monday announced that the moratorium on new residential foreclosures has been extended through March 31, 2021. The moratorium, originally established by the Governor’s executive order issued April 3, 2020 and extended through subsequent executive orders and regulatory guidance, was due to expire on February 28, 2021. …