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City Council Passes Complete Streets and Affordable Housing Legislation

We applaud the City Council for passing two important bills that will make our City more livable and affordable. The first bill is comprehensive complete streets legislation. The idea behind complete streets is that planners should design roadways for everyone […]

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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

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

Does the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Encourage Segregation?

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC) is the main federal program for the financing of low-income housing. Through the LIHTC program, affordable housing developers are awarded tax

The Human Costs of Evictions (Part II)

In the second part of its series on the challenges faced by low-income renters, the Sun takes a look at the plight of those being evicted. Currently, Baltimore has

Tenants at a Disadvantage in Baltimore City Rent Court

A yearlong investigation of Baltimore City's rent court by the Baltimore Sun reveals an unjust system where tenants are routinely denied their due process rights. Setup roughly 70

Segregation Carries Negative Economic Impact

A new report from the Urban Institute and the Chicago based non-profit Metropolitan Planning Council found that not only does racial segregation hurt disadvantaged minorities, it also hurts

Understanding Community Development Block Grants

President Trump's proposed budget calls for significant cuts to non-defense discretionary spending in order to increase funding for the military. Among those agencies targeted for cuts is the

Understanding the Baltimore County HOME Act

The Baltimore County HOME Act would outlaw discrimination against renters based on their source of income. Sources of income covered under this law can include inheritance, disability payments, alimony,

Chicago’s Regional Approach to Affordable Housing

One of the key recommendations of the Opportunity Collaborative's Regional Plan for Sustainable Development is to increase the supply of affordable housing in high opportunity areas. A story