June 10, 1991
Poor residents in the Baltimore metropolitan area face a severe shortage of affordable housing as their incomes fail to keep up with sharply rising housing costs and cutbacks in federal housing subsidies, according to a report released today.The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington says in a study that four in five poor households in the Baltimore area pay more of their income for housing than the federal government considers affordable for them.The study found that the average monthly rent for a modest two-bedroom apartment is $141 more than the average welfare household receives in monthly assistance.
December 4, 1990
As more elderly people grow too frail to maintain homes and find they need help with daily tasks, group "sheltered homes" can provide a less costly alternative to nursing homes. Licensed operators of such homes provide independent living with 24-hour monitoring, congregate meals, housekeeping and help with daily tasks like eating, bathing, grooming or using the bathroom.Any home with at least four but fewer than 12 unrelated elderly residents can be certified by the Maryland Office on Aging as sheltered housing, provided the home meets state requirements.