Affordable housing

One Year After A Devastating Fire, a Community Demands Relief From Neglect

July 5, 2018

An entire block of homes remains uninhabitable in the working class neighborhood of Curtis Bay in Baltimore one year after a fire destroyed an entire block.  Activists say the lack of rebuilding points to the need for an equitable affordable housing fund

Can a Government Program End Racist Government Practices?

April 17, 2018

Several proposals are now before the Baltimore city council that would fund affordable housing and restore racial equity in government agencies that have sown division in the past, but can it work?

Residents March Through Baltimore City Hall to Demand Affordable Housing Funds

November 9, 2017

Advocates delivered a petition to Baltimore finance officials to demand $40 million per year to fund affordable housing and fix blight, part of plan they say will restore equity to a city that has doled out big tax breaks to wealthy developers

Amid Flurry of Tax Breaks for Developers, Equitable Housing Law Languishes

October 4, 2017

A Real News investigation of the city’s inclusionary housing law reveals that despite a consensus change is needed, little has been done to fix it

The Real Baltimore

August 29, 2017
Baltimore housing officials have released few details on the plan which calls for redevelopment of Perkins Homes in South Baltimore, offering little reassurance to residents who have lived there for decades

The Real Baltimore: How a Federal Program is Destroying Public Housing

July 14, 2017

A panel of activists discusses how a federal program to privatize public housing will hurt residents and provide millions in profits to private developers

Community Organizes to Reclaim West Baltimore Resident’s Home

June 25, 2017

Beatrice Johnson of Sandtown Winchester struggles to reclaim her house of 17 years after it was sold for a $2,100 unpaid water bill

The People's Summit 2017

June 20, 2017
San Francisco city representative Jane Kim tells Paul Jay that she helped lead successful ballot initiatives that won a higher minimum wage, free college for all, and a much higher affordable housing component in new developments; much of this fight has been against corporate Democrats

How A $40 Million Affordable Housing Fund Could Transform Baltimore

May 29, 2017

On The Real Baltimore, Resident LaQeisha Greene, Sun reporter Jean Marbella, and attorney Matt Hill explain a proposal that would give communities control over the funding of their projects

Tired of Tax Breaks for Wealthy Developers, Baltimore Activists Offer Affordable Housing Solution

May 15, 2017

A broad coalition of Baltimore housing advocacy groups are proposing a dedicated trust fund managed by community members to finance fixing vacant homes and building more affordable housing by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham