A 17-year legal battle alleging HUD and the Baltimore Housing Authority perpetuated racial segregation with the city’s public housing policy come to an end with city assurances that inner-city families will have access to rental housing in Baltimore’s suburbs
Attempts by Maryland lawmakers to toughen lead paint restrictions to curb childhood lead poisoning hit a roadblock and likely will have to wait for the next session of the state legislature to convene.
Maryland landlords could be required to pay into a state-run insurance pool unless their buildings have been certified as lead-free. HB 472, crafted by Del. Maggie McIntosh (D), would create the Lead Poisoning Compensation Fund. It is wending its way through the
Strict Environmental Protection Agency rules governing pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay watershed prompts a rash of lawsuits seeking relaxation of the rules. The National Association of Home Builders is the
Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD) wants to know why Fannie Mae hasn't rejected a law firm barred by sibling mortgage firm Freddie Mac. The Baltimore Democrat maintains the mortgage firm allows an embattled law
Citing lack of documentation in spending its latest $4 million lead paint abatement award, HUD deems Baltimore a high-risk grantee ineligible for additional aid. The department contends Baltimore failed to repair enough
A settlement reached with the American Civil Liberties Union bars the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis from arbitrarily banning visitors to public housing tenants
Baltimore officials try for a third time to sue Wells Fargo, accusing the lender of causing increased foreclosures through racist, predatory lending. The U.S. District Court dismissed the first two
A proposed amendment to a Rockville, MD law that would make it easier to build affordable housing in the suburban Washington, DC community fails on a 3-2 city council vote
Following a pattern in use by communities across the nation, Montgomery County, MD, purchases 16 foreclosed and vacant properties and will convert them to rental units for low- to moderate-income families.