Business, Education, Politics

Governor Hogan announces additional vetoes

ANNAPOLIS, MD—In addition to the vetoes announced earlier this week, Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced in letters to General Assembly leaders that, in accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, he has vetoed the following legislation passed during the 2021 legislative session: HB 1322 – Primary and Secondary Education – School Personnel Not Returning to In-Person …


Business, Family, Politics

Baltimore County to receive nearly $50 million in additional emergency rental assistance

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced an additional $192.9 million in funding has been awarded to local governments and service providers through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. These federal funds will support local Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership initiatives that assist tenants whose ability to pay rent has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor also announced that the …


Olszewski announces creation of new Baltimore County Department Of Housing and Community Development, renames Department of Public Works and Transportation

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday signed legislation creating Baltimore County’s first dedicated Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) 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 manner. Additionally, Olszewski signed legislation officially renaming the Department of Public Works to the …

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 …

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: …