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Oct 4, 2017

Advocates, Md. reach affordable rental agreement

Maryland’s Department of Housing and Community Development has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of House and Urban Development to build 1,500 affordable housing units in wealthier communities in the Baltimore metro area. The agreement settles a complaint lodged against the state in 2011 by the Baltimore Regional Housing Campaign, a coalition including the […]

Jun 15, 2012

Real Estate Weekly: 6/15/12

St. John honored by University of Maryland Real estate developer Edward St. John may now be legitimately addressed as “Dr. St. John,” having received an Honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from the University of Maryland. The honor was awarded to St. John on May 20 during the school’s commencement ceremony. St. John earned a […]

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 […]

Jan 29, 2012

Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. plans to expand its reach

Infused with a $300,000 federal grant, the fair housing group Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. said it plans to expand its testing of landlords and property managers beyond the city limits to ensure they comply with statutory prohibitions on rental discrimination on the basis of race and will sue those who repeatedly fail the test. “Landlords in […]

Jan 16, 2012

HABC asks court to block property seizures

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City on Friday filed a motion to stop the seizure of trucks and other property to pay for damages in a lead paint case. The HABC’s motion, filed in Baltimore City Circuit Court, seeks to quash any potential sale of property to pay a $2.6 million judgment awarded in 2010 […]

Dec 7, 2011

Harris Teeter’s opening is a happy ending

Four years ago, the McHenry Row development in Locust Point began a roller-coaster ride toward completion as the recession forced fits and starts on the project. Wednesday morning, those woes were a distant memory. Developer Mark Sapperstein beamed as he led tours of the new 61,000-square-foot Harris Teeter grocery store following a dedication at the […]

Nov 24, 2011

Real Estate Weekly – 11/25/11: Md. faults Frederick County growth plans

Frostburg State University erecting energy research center (AP) A center for sustainable energy research is rising on the campus of Frostburg State University. The $2.4 million facility will house research on energy independence and sustainable sources of energy, university President Jonathan Gibralter said. The federal government has committed nearly $1.6 million to the project. The building [&h[...]

Nov 1, 2011

Feds sue mortgage broker, alleging lending fraud

NEW YORK — The federal government sued one of the nation’s largest privately held mortgage brokers on Tuesday, saying its decade-long fraudulent lending practices cost the government hundreds of millions of dollars and forced thousands of American homeowners to lose their homes. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan sought unspecified damages and civil […]

Sep 30, 2011

Baltimore’s public housing agency faces inquiry

WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator says he has started an inquiry into Baltimore’s public housing agency. Sen. Charles Grassley on Thursday sent a letter requesting documents from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In the letter, the Iowa Republican asks for documentation on how the Housing Authority of Baltimore City used $67 million […]

Mar 1, 2011

Baltimore loses federal lead abatement funding

Federal officials say mismanagement has cost Baltimore funding for its lead paint abatement programs. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development officials tell The Baltimore Sun that the city was deemed a “high-risk” grantee ineligible for more funds after the city health department didn’t fix up enough homes under the latest $4 million grant. HUD […]

Dec 16, 2010

Post-foreclosure challenge came too late

A former homeowner cannot undo a foreclosure sale based on her government-insured lender’s failure to comply with HUD-required loan mitigation efforts in the absence of fraud, Maryland’s top court held Thursday. The unanimous Court of Appeals said people in foreclosure must raise the issue of the lender’s failure to hold mitigation discussions in court proceedings […]

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