State program aids low-income housing
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has introduced a program to help ease the shortage of low-income housing in the state.
The program -- known as "Shelter One, Start Small . . . Dream Big," is designed to get small, inexperienced non-profit groups involved in housing. Shelter One structures the financing and provides technical assistance.
The housing department has developed a guide on how the program operates and how to incorporate as a non-profit corporation. It also lists resources for professional services and local government contacts.
Interested groups need to complete applications telling what they want to do, who they want to serve and what revenue and expenses will be associated with their projects.
For further information about Shelter One, call 974-2122.
Coldwell Banker plans Hopkins benefit drive
Coldwell Banker offices in the Baltimore area will conduct a charity drive to benefit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
The drive will culminate June 1 on the Children's Miracle Network Telethon on WMAR-TV (Channel 2). Last year, Coldwell Banker offices in the area collected more than $10,000 for the center.
"Coldwell Banker is happy to be a part of this year's drive," said Richard Purvis, president of Coldwell Banker Baltimore/Washington. "We want to do our part to give the children of Maryland the health care they deserve."
To donate money or for more information, call 1-800-336-4567.
HBAM fixes new home for center to aid young
The Home Builders Association of Maryland unveiled Wednesday the new headquarters of the Child Abuse Prevention Center of Maryland at 1801 S. Hanover St.
The 150 year-old building housed a pub until it was vacated three years ago. HBAM renovated the badly deteriorated building, donating all materials and supplies at an estimated cost of $200,000.
The Child Abuse Prevention Center was founded in 1982. Community volunteers with the private, non-profit organization visit families in an effort to prevent child-abuse and neglect.