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Department of Housing and Community Development

Aug 14, 2015

A graduate with debt? Md. housing chief might have a home to sell you

OCEAN CITY — Maryland Secretary of Housing and Community Development Ken Holt will seek sweeping changes in how his agency is run, and he has proposed helping graduates with high student loan debt buy houses. The secretary made the announcement at the Maryland Association of Counties convention in Ocean City Friday. “I think it will be substantive […]

Jul 10, 2013

Maryland’s CDA bond series highly rated

Fitch Ratings, a global credit rating agency, assigned 'AA+' credit bond rating to Maryland’s Community Development Administration on its $52.5 million housing revenue bonds, 2013 series B and C, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

May 29, 2013

State agency to move HQ to Prince George’s County

A state agency based in Anne Arundel County — and its 380 employees — will move to a new headquarters in Prince George’s County in June 2015.

May 16, 2013

City sells row homes for less than half value

The city’s spending board this week sold four derelict Baltimore row houses in Oliver to a local investor for $3,750 each.

Apr 30, 2013

HUD funds to aid low-income disabled

Officials of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development announced the state will receive approximately $11 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a rental assistance demonstration program.

Oct 22, 2012

Md. pulls housing agency from New Carrollton site

NEW CARROLLTON — Maryland is no longer planning to build a new headquarters for the Department of Housing and Community Development in New Carrollton. The Washington Post reports that state officials have been unable to negotiate an acceptable lease. They’re now looking for a new site. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown says in a statement that […]

Jul 19, 2012

Maryland home sales, median prices on the rise

Home sales and median prices are on the rise in Maryland, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Thursday, marking the fifth consecutive month of increased home sales statewide and the fourth consecutive month of increased values.

Jul 13, 2012

Owings Mills development battle still raging

The development battle in Owings Mills is heating up — and cooling down. Acrimonious debate has swirled among the titans involved — developers Greenberg Gibbons, Kimco and David S. Brown Enterprises — over a proposed zoning change to the former Solo Cup site on Reisterstown Road that would clear the way for a shopping center […]

Apr 5, 2012

A new era at Uplands

This week, Wilbert Blander started packing his apartment for a short move back to the future in West Baltimore. The 78-year-old retired warehouse worker will return to a place that he once lived, often in fear for his life, for several years. Only now, the Uplands is in the early phases of becoming a cleaned […]

Mar 15, 2012

Senate passes bill to increase taxes for most in state

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate passed budget legislation on Thursday that includes an income tax increase for most taxpayers, leading a Republican lawmaker to say during a contentious debate that “Karl Marx would be proud” of higher taxes on the wealthy while a Democratic lawmaker described the comments as offensive. The Democrat-controlled Senate voted 26-20 […]

Mar 14, 2012

Senators want to know more about agency office relocation

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate on Wednesday approved a budget change to withhold $500,000 from a state agency — unless it provides more information about Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to relocate a housing department. The move came as senators worked to approve budget legislation and send it to the House of Delegates this week. The […]

Dec 4, 2011

In Barclay, ‘change is in the air’

As a group of curious Barclay residents gathered to witness the opening of 72 new public housing units in a $27.4 million revitalization project, optimistic city officials crowed. It was, they said, the true beginning of a makeover in the central Baltimore community that had long been plagued by vacancies, crime and blight. “There is […]

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