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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • City's tax sale foreclosure process must be reformed

    City's tax sale foreclosure process must be reformed
    In Baltimore City, a homeowner can lose her home through tax sale foreclosure for as little as $250 in delinquent property taxes or $350 in delinquent water bills. Unlike a mortgage foreclosure, a homeowner generally receives no compensation for loss of...
  • Hampton housing blitz hits Fordham

    More than 220 volunteers armed with donated tools and materials panned out over the Cary-Fordham neighborhoods for the city's sixth housing blitz. The Community Development Department partnered with Habitat for Humanity and the Hampton Redevelopment...
  • Civil rights groups ask court to strike down liability cap

    Civil rights groups ask court to strike down liability cap
    Civil rights groups are asking Maryland's highest court to strike down a state law capping the amount of money plaintiffs can receive after successfully suing a local government, saying larger penalties are necessary to ensure justice in police...
  • Dealing with growth, improving city's image major issues in Fruitland Park election

    Dealing with growth, improving city's image major issues in Fruitland Park election
    FRUITLAND PARK — From the black eyes of back-to-back scandals to the encroaching growth from The Villages, Fruitland Park has plenty of issues to tackle in the coming years. Five candidates are vying for two City Commission seats that are up for...
  • Nearly 74,000 sign up for Baltimore's Section 8 wait list

    Nearly 74,000 sign up for Baltimore's Section 8 wait list
    Sign ups for Baltimore's Section 8 housing voucher wait list have ended until 2020 with nearly 74,000 applicants vying for a spot on the register. The Housing Authority of Baltimore City will use a lottery to randomly select 25,000 applicants for the...
  • New York officer shot dead unarmed man in Brooklyn, report says

    New York officer shot dead unarmed man in Brooklyn, report says
    A New York City police officer on routine patrol shot and killed an unarmed man in the dimly lit stairwell of a public housing project in Brooklyn, the New York Times reported on Friday. The uniformed officer and his partner encountered the 28-year-old...
  • Unit owner is liable for water damage to his unit

    Unit owner is liable for water damage to his unit
    Q. I am on the board of a condominium association. A unit owner fell asleep while filling his bathtub, and the water poured over, damaging his unit only. The unit owner claims his homeowners insurance carrier will not cover his negligence and is demanding...
  • Fort Lauderdale streetcar project falling off track

    Fort Lauderdale streetcar project falling off track
    Fort Lauderdale is in danger of losing its planned downtown electric streetcar system if officials can't quickly resolve conflicts that have already pushed the project a year behind schedule. South Florida Regional Transportation Authority officials say...
  • Five Things To Know About How Malloy, Foley Will Govern Connecticut

    Five Things To Know About How Malloy, Foley Will Govern Connecticut
    What would Connecticut look like under Republican challenger Tom Foley? Or with incumbent Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy winning a second term on Tuesday? The race for governor offers some clear choices for voters on issues critical to the state....
  • Housing should not be left to chance

    Housing should not be left to chance
    Over a nine-day period at the end of October, as covered admirably by The Sun's Yvonne Wenger, nearly 74,000 low-income households in Baltimore enrolled through a Housing Authority website for the chance to secure one of 25,000 spots on a Section 8...
  • Plans for the Luxe get replaced with Lakeside Crossing Winter Park

    Plans for the Luxe get replaced with Lakeside Crossing Winter Park
    New apartments are out, and restaurants and retail are in. And now it’s up to the city government to decide if that’s what they want. Last week, Chuck Whittall, the president of Unicorp National Developments, officially withdrew his...