Affordable housing

Baltimore Takes Aim at the Predatory Capitalism that Spawned Trump

Baltimore Takes Aim at the Predatory Capitalism that Spawned Trump

August 13, 2019

Baltimore is on the cusp of adopting policies that will turn the tables on the exploitative housing policies that devastated the city and fueled Donald Trump’s rise

Tenants Continue to Protest Deteriorating Living Conditions at Bolton House

Tenants Continue to Protest Deteriorating Living Conditions at Bolton House 

July 5, 2019

The Bolton House Tenants Coalition of Baltimore held a rally outside their apartment complex demanding safe and affordable housing. Activists argue that city officials and housing authorities are reluctant to renovate the building because they want to make way for a large-scale cityscape project across the street

A Look at the Democratic Contenders

A Look at the Democratic Contenders

January 26, 2019

Jacqueline Luqman, Editor-in-Chief of the Luqman Nation talks about potential presidential candidates and how they can serve the black community, realistic goals, and what the black community should demand from them and issues to focus on

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