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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 14, 2001
Westminster's mayor and Common Council agreed last night to apply for a $35,000 community development block grant from the state to create a business recruitment and implementation plan for downtown. If the grant is received - which could occur by Oct. 1 - the city plans to hire a consultant to develop a list of 60 businesses interested in expanding to Westminster, create a business recruitment packet, and develop a plan for the best location for businesses in town. Westminster officials plan to use the data to recruit businesses downtown.
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By ERIC SIEGEL | June 1, 2006
Another proposed change in a federal housing program, and another potential loss in money for Baltimore. The change, proposed last week by the Bush administration, would alter the formula used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to determine the distribution of Community Development Block Grant funds to cities and counties across the country. The cost to Baltimore if the change goes through: $1.2 million, or about 5 percent of the money it currently receives from the program, according to HUD's own analysis.
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NEWS
December 31, 1998
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens announced yesterday that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the county $3.3 million in grants to help provide housing for lower-income residents.Owens said she is delighted that housing Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo increased the county's funding this year.Arundel Community Development Services Inc., a nonprofit organization that receives funding through the county government, will administer the grants.Slightly more than $2.4 million will go to the county's Community Development Block Grant Program, which is designed to provide jobs and housing for county residents with low to moderate incomes.
NEWS
By JILL ROSEN and JILL ROSEN,SUN REPORTER | May 16, 2006
A decade ago, a developer came to the city of Baltimore with a most unusual request. Buy me a building, she said, and I'll turn it into housing for the poor. And the city answered her with a most unusual reply: Sure. Together they signed a most unusual contract, one that gave the developer the building outright and left the city with no means to get it back should the developer not do what she promised. Perhaps not surprisingly, this story ends badly, with the building standing empty, the developer pocketing a nearly $1 million profit from selling it and the city hoping against hope that it can get its money back.
NEWS
March 27, 2005
TOMORROW Board of Elections Will meet at 4 p.m. in the Elections Office, 8900 Route 100 Parkway, Columbia. Commission on Disabilities Issues Will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia. Commission on Aging Will meet at 7 p.m. at Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. TUESDAY County Council Will not hold a work session. Information: 410-313-2001. THURSDAY Planning Board Will meet at 7 p.m. in the Ellicott Room, George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City.
NEWS
February 8, 1998
Westminster's shelter for homeless families will get a new roof and other necessary repairs, according to a letter to the mayor this week from Gov. Parris N. Glendening.The Green Street Shelter, which houses intact families, needed the money to fix the leaking roof and to rebuild about 40 percent of the building, said Karen K. Blandford, the city's housing and community development administrator. The rear is structurally unsound and can be used only for storage.The city had unsuccessfully sought the grant last fall, then a staff member appealed for emergency consideration, she said.
NEWS
By Peter Osterlund and Peter Osterlund,Washington Bureau of The Sun | February 9, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Representatives of the U.S. Conference of Mayors assailed yesterday a Bush administration initiative to abolish $15 billion worth of federal programs and turn the money over to the states, promising to "go to the wall" to see that the plan does not win congressional approval.The proposal, presented in President Bush's budget plan for the coming fiscal year, would combine funding for the Community Development Block Grant and 10 other domestic programs into one single grant sent directly to state governments.
NEWS
By Elise Armacost and Elise Armacost,Staff writer | July 19, 1991
Anne Arundel county received a $2.3 million federal grant yesterday for an adult day-care center, a child-care center for the homeless and other community development projects.The money, awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is part of the federal Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program. Grants are given annually to local jurisdictions.Anne Arundel's grant will be used for a variety of community programs, county spokeswoman Louise Hayman said. The major expenditures include:* $300,000 to develop a permanent adult day-care center inSevern.
NEWS
March 23, 1998
The repair and renovation of Westminster's shelter for homeless families has received a financial boost with a $50,000 federal grant.Officials at the Green Street shelter need to fix the leaking roof and to reconstruct about 40 percent of the building, according to Karen K. Blandford, the city's housing and community development administrator.The rear of the building is structurally unsound and can be used only for storage.Sylvia V. Canon, executive director of the Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc., announced the grant last week after her office was notified by Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, a Western Maryland Republican.
NEWS
By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Staff Writer | September 29, 1993
On Saturday, Barbara Henry will move into a new, three-bedroom townhouse in a blighted area of East Baltimore."I've been looking for decent, low-income housing for a long time," Ms. Henry said yesterday at the official opening of a $4.1 million, 55-townhouse development in the 1100 block of Aisquith St. in Johnston Square."
NEWS
March 27, 2005
TOMORROW Board of Elections Will meet at 4 p.m. in the Elections Office, 8900 Route 100 Parkway, Columbia. Commission on Disabilities Issues Will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia. Commission on Aging Will meet at 7 p.m. at Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. TUESDAY County Council Will not hold a work session. Information: 410-313-2001. THURSDAY Planning Board Will meet at 7 p.m. in the Ellicott Room, George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City.
NEWS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | September 21, 2001
What seemed to be a perfect opportunity for Howard County to provide affordable housing in Elkridge now appears headed for failure because officials can't use a federal grant they were counting on to buy the land, and there's no readily available local money to cover the cost. Although County Executive James N. Robey has often spoken of his support for lower-priced houses, housing administrator Leonard S. Vaughan said he doesn't think another source of money can be found in time for this project.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 14, 2001
Westminster's mayor and Common Council agreed last night to apply for a $35,000 community development block grant from the state to create a business recruitment and implementation plan for downtown. If the grant is received - which could occur by Oct. 1 - the city plans to hire a consultant to develop a list of 60 businesses interested in expanding to Westminster, create a business recruitment packet, and develop a plan for the best location for businesses in town. Westminster officials plan to use the data to recruit businesses downtown.
NEWS
December 31, 1998
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens announced yesterday that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the county $3.3 million in grants to help provide housing for lower-income residents.Owens said she is delighted that housing Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo increased the county's funding this year.Arundel Community Development Services Inc., a nonprofit organization that receives funding through the county government, will administer the grants.Slightly more than $2.4 million will go to the county's Community Development Block Grant Program, which is designed to provide jobs and housing for county residents with low to moderate incomes.
NEWS
March 23, 1998
The repair and renovation of Westminster's shelter for homeless families has received a financial boost with a $50,000 federal grant.Officials at the Green Street shelter need to fix the leaking roof and to reconstruct about 40 percent of the building, according to Karen K. Blandford, the city's housing and community development administrator.The rear of the building is structurally unsound and can be used only for storage.Sylvia V. Canon, executive director of the Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc., announced the grant last week after her office was notified by Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, a Western Maryland Republican.
NEWS
February 8, 1998
Westminster's shelter for homeless families will get a new roof and other necessary repairs, according to a letter to the mayor this week from Gov. Parris N. Glendening.The Green Street Shelter, which houses intact families, needed the money to fix the leaking roof and to rebuild about 40 percent of the building, said Karen K. Blandford, the city's housing and community development administrator. The rear is structurally unsound and can be used only for storage.The city had unsuccessfully sought the grant last fall, then a staff member appealed for emergency consideration, she said.
NEWS
By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Staff Writer | September 29, 1993
On Saturday, Barbara Henry will move into a new, three-bedroom townhouse in a blighted area of East Baltimore."I've been looking for decent, low-income housing for a long time," Ms. Henry said yesterday at the official opening of a $4.1 million, 55-townhouse development in the 1100 block of Aisquith St. in Johnston Square."
NEWS
By Ann LoLordo | December 4, 1990
In the summer of 1988, Baltimore housing officials promised to correct problems in the way a city economic development program used federal funds to provide jobs for poor people. But the promised improvements haven't happened, and now the city may be forced to repay $2 million spent by the economic development program, according to a federal report.The city's failure to properly monitor the activities of the Council for Equal Business Opportunities (CEBO) is symptomatic of a greater problem plaguing the city -- the lack of adequately trained staff to manage the estimated $21 million awarded to City Hall through the federal Community Development Block Grant Program, according to federal officials in Baltimore who oversee the block grant program.
NEWS
By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Staff Writer | September 29, 1993
On Saturday, Barbara Henry will move into a new, three-bedroom townhouse in a blighted area of East Baltimore."I've been looking for decent, low-income housing for a long time," Ms. Henry said yesterday at the official opening of a $4.1 million, 55-townhouse development in the 1100 block of Aisquith St. in Johnston Square."
NEWS
By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Staff Writer | September 29, 1993
On Saturday, Barbara Henry will move into a new, three-bedroom townhouse in a blighted area of East Baltimore."I've been looking for decent, low-income housing for a long time," Ms. Henry said yesterday at the official opening of a $4.1 million, 55-townhouse development in the 1100 block of Aisquith St. in Johnston Square."
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