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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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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, 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

Plans Emerge for new Town Center in Woodlawn

A month ago, the Baltimore Sun reported that developer Howard Brown of David S. Brown Enterprises announced plans for a new urban town center on land currently occupied

Can an Innovation District Revitalize West Baltimore?

Next City has a profile of an initiative known as the West Baltimore Innovation Village. Spearheaded by residents and with the support of anchor institutions like the Maryland

The Red Line: Past as Present?

There once was a major transit project planned for the Baltimore area.  Federal and state funding were lined up and construction was ready to start.  However, strong opposition

Infill Development in Distressed Communities Continued

CPHA recently covered a report from the EPA titled Attracting Infill Development in Distressed Communities: 30 Strategies.  We focused on those suggestions pertaining to our new zoning code. 

Report on Infill In Distressed Communities Demonstrates Need for New Zoning Code

Baltimore's new zoning code has been in the works since 2007 but the City Council continues to drag its feet.  A new report details just how much is

Making the Case for Equitable TOD

Affordable housing developer Enterprise Community Partners has issued a new report on the need for affordable housing as a key component of  transit oriented development (TOD).  The paper

Understanding the True Costs of Sprawl

A new paper from Todd Litman of the Victoria Transportation Policy Institute discusses the true costs of sprawl.  The report was commissioned on behalf of an intergovernmental organization known