Baltimore Housing Commissioner Daniel P. Henson III yesterday filed a financial disclosure statement with the city Department of Legislative Reference, along with a check for $45 to cover late-filing penalty charges.
The disclosure statement, required under a city statute, was due to be filed in November, but because Henson missed that deadline he was required to pay the penalty. The report covers the one-year period ending June 30, 1996.
The disclosure shows Henson owes about $50,000 to Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, the firm that formerly employed him.
The debt is owed from a loan that dates to 1991 and originally totaled $90,000. Henson said the amount included the costs of an addition, built by Struever Bros., to his Groveland Avenue home.
In a July 13 letter to The Sun, Henson noted that while he missed the filing deadline for the city-mandated report, he had filed a similar disclosure statement covering the same time period within his department.
The commissioner said the report was filed with the personnel division of the Department of Housing and Community Development.
That internal filing, Henson wrote, was the result of a policy he instituted to expand the number of employees required to make such disclosures.
The Sun formally has requested but has not received that departmental filing.
In addition to the Struever Bros. loan, Henson reported he has remained a partner in two real estate ventures in the city.
According to the report, Henson is a limited partner in the Tindeco Wharf building and in a 4.754-acre property near Boston Street and Interstate 95.
The others in the partnerships are principals of Struever Bros., according to the report.
Though Struever Bros. has won millions of dollars of housing authority business, Henson said he had recused himself from any of those projects.
Both the loan and the real estate investments had been previously reported by Henson.
Pub Date: 7/15/97