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Understanding the Community Reinvestment Act

Passed in 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is one of the most important pieces of banking legislation passed in the last century. The practice of redlining in majority-minority communities and how it affected cities across the country has been […]

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Understanding Inclusionary Housing

Anyone who reads CPHA newsletters or follows development news in Baltimore has probably heard the term "inclusionary housing." But not everyone understands what it is, what it's supposed

Tiny Houses Could be Coming to Baltimore

Legislation introduced by City Councilman Ryan Dorsey would allow for the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in Baltimore. According to the website, accessorydwellings.org examples of ADU's include apartments

City Council To Review Parking Cash Out Proposal

Councilman Ryan Dorsey along with co-sponsors Brandon Scott, Yitzy Schleifer, Zeke Cohen, Kris Burnett, Shannon Sneed, Bill Henry, and Mary Pat Clarke have introduced a bill before the City

CPHA Releases Empowertrans Report

CPHA is pleased to announce the release of Project Empowertrans: Transportation Options for Connecting Affordable Housing and Growing Job Centers. This report was written by then CPHA Director

Perkins Homes Redevelopment Raises Concerns Among Residents

The Beatty Development Group headed by Michael Betty was recently chosen to redevelop the Perkins Homes public housing complex. Located near the thriving Harbor East, Little Italy, and

HUD Struggles Under Dr. Ben Carson’s Leadership

Writing for New York Magazine and ProPublica, Baltimore based journalist Alec MacGillis has published a disturbing account on the state of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Transportation Still an Obstacle for Employment

Recently, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport's CEO and other authorities have noted a problem with transportation being inadequate in connecting potential employees to jobs at the airport. The airport

Baltimore Renaissance Plan Presented Before City Council

A real estate developer from Virginia, Kahan S. Dhillon Jr., has recently proposed a $10billion development plan he dubs the 'Baltimore Renaissance.' The plan entails developing 70 vacant

What Federal Budget Cuts Will Mean for Public Transit

We recently discussed the impact losing Community Development Block Grants could have on Baltimore. But that's not the only worthwhile program at risk of being cut. The acting MTA Administrator