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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 Kevin Quinn and Nancy Huggins, a member of the MTA’s Citizens […]

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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

MTA Head Tells Developers to Consider Transit in Project Design

The Baltimore Business Journal reports that new MTA head Kevin Quinn spoke to the Greater Baltimore Committee last week and explained the importance of design and location when

Mayor Names New Transportation and Housing Directors

This Thursday, Mayor Pugh announced her choice for department heads of three major city agencies. Michelle Porciau will head the Department of Transportation. She is a former Director

MTA Rolls Out BaltimoreLink

This Sunday, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) launched BaltimoreLink, the largest overhaul of the bus system in decades. Baltimore's bus system has historically left a lot to be

Advocates Respond to Potomac Street Bike Lane Removal

Like so many other stakeholders around the city, CPHA is deeply concerned about Mayor Pugh's decision to tear out the Potomac Street bike lane in Canton. Along with

Podcast: The Community Architect on Baltimore City

Prominent local architect and blogger Klaus Philipsen was recently interviewed by Dan Rodricks on his "Roughly Speaking" podcast. They discussed a number of issues including the need for development

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

Reflecting on Baltimore’s Light Rail Line

The Baltimore Sun has an article on the failure of Baltimore's Light Rail line to live up to what so many of its boosters hoped it could be.