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Section 8 Scam Scams . . . Who?

August 19, 2011
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Section 8 Scam Scams . . . Who?

Baltimore City Housing sends this urgent dispatch: Baltimore Housing Uncovers Section 8 Scam Agency warns residents of deceptive plan (Baltimore, MD – August 18, 2011) Baltimore Housing has found fraudulent flyers being circulated around Baltimore City suggesting that the Housing Choice Voucher Program’s (Section 8) waiting list will reopen on August 22, 2011. Baltimore...
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Baltimore’s Public Housing Worse Than We Thought?

October 25, 2010
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Baltimore’s Public Housing Worse Than We Thought?

Nearly $1 billion? Just to fix them? And how many units is that?
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Collapse Update

February 25, 2010
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We were wondering how many building collapses resulted from the big snows of a couple of weeks back, so we asked. Cheron Porter, director of communications for Baltimore Housing, e-mailed today with the official count: There were no complete building collapses as a result of the storm. In 14 cases we responded to the...
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Former Housing Commissioner’s Redevelopment Project Spitting Bricks

February 2, 2010
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Former Housing Commissioner’s Redevelopment Project Spitting Bricks

Bricks are heavy | Image by Photos by Edward Erison Jr. A long-planned redevelopment project in Upper Fells Point hit what may be another obstacle last week when city housing officials posted an “emergency condemnation and demolition notice” on the building. Yellow caution tape adorned the sidewalk near the front door of 1621 Bank...
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Collapse: 2200 Bryant Ave.

January 27, 2010
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Collapse: 2200 Bryant Ave.

2200 Bryant Ave. | Image by Alexander D. Mitchell IV (HT Alexander Mitchell, who supplied the photograph) Neighbors say the city began demolishing this house several weeks ago, but stopped, supposedly to wait for gas and electric service to be cut off. This morning they heard a crash as the building collapsed amid 50...
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