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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2013
A 24-year-old woman was shot and killed in a public housing project in East Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon, police said. Gwendolyn Johnson was shot in the torso shortly before 4 p.m. in the 800 block of Abbott Court in the Latrobe Homes community, according to police. Johnson, of the Broadway East neighborhood, was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Police had no suspects. Two people were killed last year in the complex, which is bounded by East Madison Street and East Eager Street, with Ensor Street running through the middle.
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Editorial from The Aegis | December 5, 2013
The Presbyterian Home senior housing plan for Fountain Green has its merits, but the degree to which the public is expected to grant tax relief is a major question that needs to be addressed. Presbyterian Home of Maryland is a not-for-profit corporation that's proposing a continuing care retirement community consisting of as many as 700 living units and, possibly, as many as another 160 single family houses for a little more than 150 acres off of Route 543 near the busy Route 22 intersection.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2013
Construction has begun on more than 100 housing units for senior citizens in Dundalk. Baltimore County officials gathered this week for a ground breaking for the Greens at Logan Field, a 102-unit development being built on the site of Baltimore's first municipal airfield after World War I. The Enterprise Homes development, scheduled for completion in 2014, is for senior citizens who earn 60 percent or less of the area median income. The $15.2 million project is set to include mostly one-bedroom apartments, plus 18 two-bedroom units.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2013
The 8,000-square-foot Guilford mansion owned by Towson University that provided posh housing for its president - and a headache for the institution - may be back on the market soon. The university is seeking to put the president's house, located in Baltimore and more than four miles from campus, up for sale. The home led to a president's ouster shortly after the university purchased it more than a decade ago, and has cost the university tens of thousands of dollars a year to maintain.
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November 21, 2013
The Baltimore County Council (" Baltimore County Council rejects low-income housing project," Nov. 19) is ignoring the needs of their poorest and most vulnerable constituents. Baltimore County's need for affordable housing is so great that even 50 times 50 units would not be nearly enough to meet the need. Due to the flawed and faulty reasoning of the council, these housing opportunities will be denied Baltimore County's financially struggling families. Let us look at just a few of their objections.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
Baltimore County Council members rejected state funding Monday for a planned low-income housing development in Rosedale, passing a resolution expressing disapproval of the project. In a 6-0 vote, with Councilman Kenneth Oliver abstaining, council members turned down more than $1 million in funding from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development for a project planned by the nonprofit Homes for America. "Baltimore County is becoming poorer and poorer, and a lot of people can't afford high-end housing," said Oliver, a Randallstown Democrat, after the council meeting.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2010
The chairman of the Anne Arundel County Council plans to push for final approval of a military-related development project near Fort Meade at Monday night's council meeting, against the wishes of County Executive John R. Leopold. Leopold vetoed an earlier bill granting zoning for the 1,600-home development that supporters say is needed to support job growth spurred by the federal Base Realignment and Closure plan, or BRAC. Council Chairman C. Edward Middlebrooks said he plans to introduce a resolution to override Leopold's veto, allowing the Arundel Gateway project — a 300-acre residential and business development planned east of the Baltimore- Washington Parkway in Laurel — to move forward.
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Editorial from The Aegis | December 5, 2013
The Presbyterian Home senior housing plan for Fountain Green has its merits, but the degree to which the public is expected to grant tax relief is a major question that needs to be addressed. Presbyterian Home of Maryland is a not-for-profit corporation that's proposing a continuing care retirement community consisting of as many as 700 living units and, possibly, as many as another 160 single family houses for a little more than 150 acres off of Route 543 near the busy Route 22 intersection.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Sun Staff Writer | September 8, 1995
Baltimore County's Planning Board overwhelmingly rejected yesterday a Pikesville-area housing project for the elderly that has pitted a synagogue against many of its neighbors.Veteran planning officials called it the most bitter development dispute to come before the board in years, and both sides had become so entrenched in their positions that mediation efforts failed dismally.Beth Tfiloh Congregation, in the 3300 block of Old Court Road, wants to develop a 152-unit senior citizens housing center on a 35-acre site that already includes the synagogue and a school.
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By Michael A. Fletcher and Michael A. Fletcher,Staff Writer | December 4, 1993
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry G. Cisneros yesterday announced a $49.6 million federal grant to fund Baltimore's long-discussed plan to raze five high-rises at the Lafayette Courts public housing project and replace them with town homes.A host of federal, state and city officials hailed the Lafayette plan as one that could serve as a model for America's troubled public housing stock, because it calls for less density, more tenant input in management and a better social service infrastructure to support residents.
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November 21, 2013
The Baltimore County Council (" Baltimore County Council rejects low-income housing project," Nov. 19) is ignoring the needs of their poorest and most vulnerable constituents. Baltimore County's need for affordable housing is so great that even 50 times 50 units would not be nearly enough to meet the need. Due to the flawed and faulty reasoning of the council, these housing opportunities will be denied Baltimore County's financially struggling families. Let us look at just a few of their objections.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
Baltimore County Council members rejected state funding Monday for a planned low-income housing development in Rosedale, passing a resolution expressing disapproval of the project. In a 6-0 vote, with Councilman Kenneth Oliver abstaining, council members turned down more than $1 million in funding from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development for a project planned by the nonprofit Homes for America. "Baltimore County is becoming poorer and poorer, and a lot of people can't afford high-end housing," said Oliver, a Randallstown Democrat, after the council meeting.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2013
A 24-year-old woman was shot and killed in a public housing project in East Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon, police said. Gwendolyn Johnson was shot in the torso shortly before 4 p.m. in the 800 block of Abbott Court in the Latrobe Homes community, according to police. Johnson, of the Broadway East neighborhood, was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Police had no suspects. Two people were killed last year in the complex, which is bounded by East Madison Street and East Eager Street, with Ensor Street running through the middle.
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By Justin Fenton and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2013
Dozens of city police officers trudged through the Gilmor Homes housing project in West Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon, passing out fliers and hoping to turn up tips on several recent shootings. Battered by 27 shootings that claimed nine lives over five days, police said they need help to make arrests and prevent additional violence. Deputy Commissioner John Skinner said crime-weary residents have been coming forward. "We have incredible leads on some of these incidents, and those are coming from the neighborhoods themselves," Skinner said.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2013
The old low-income Hilltop Housing project in Ellicott City has given way to another world: new apartments with facades of soft-colored siding and stone, and a recreation center with the latest in exercise gear, including a retractable-roof indoor swimming pool. Gone are the brick low-rise buildings put up around 1970 that were not aging gracefully, along with the public housing policy that made them possible. The county is moving away from the practice of building apartment complexes strictly for low-income people, in part because of the lack of government money to support projects that cannot be sustained by people paying below market-rate rents.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2013
Construction has begun on more than 100 housing units for senior citizens in Dundalk. Baltimore County officials gathered this week for a ground breaking for the Greens at Logan Field, a 102-unit development being built on the site of Baltimore's first municipal airfield after World War I. The Enterprise Homes development, scheduled for completion in 2014, is for senior citizens who earn 60 percent or less of the area median income. The $15.2 million project is set to include mostly one-bedroom apartments, plus 18 two-bedroom units.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2012
A boy who came home from school and found his mother dead was then bound with belts and duct tape by her alleged killer, whom police arrested last week. Edward Ford, 36, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 44-year-old Cheryl Thomas, who was discovered dead in her home in the McCulloh Homes housing project near downtown Thursday afternoon. According to police, Thomas' son returned from school and found her in her bedroom, handcuffed behind her back and with her feet bound.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts | July 14, 1991
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church recently became the latest religious organization in Baltimore to open an affordable housing development, a $1.8 million, 23-unit project called Walker Daniels Housing for the Elderly.The project is located inside two turn-of-the-century row houses and an addition at 2100 to 2104 W. Madison Ave.The apartments, all rented, are named for two former church ministers with the longest service, the Rev. William W. Walker and the Rev. Reginald J. Daniels. They range in size from 300 to 600 square feet.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2012
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta has agreed to provide $1.3 million to fund affordable housing projects in Baltimore and Cecil County, Maryland's U.S. senators announced Wednesday. "As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I have fought to put funds in the federal checkbook to develop affordable housing," Senator Barbara Mikulski said in a joint statement with Senator Ben Cardin. Developers will work with local member institutions of the Atlanta-based community development bank to construct or renovate 128 residential units, the senators said.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2012
Ground has been broken for an affordable housing complex in West Baltimore, the developer has announced. The $14 million revitalization on the south side of the 3000 block of West North Avenue will consist of two low-rise, elevator buildings. It will replace 20 vacant lots and seven vacant rowhouses, according to a statement released Monday by The Woda Group LLC. Plans call for 22 one-bedroom and 42 two-bedroom units in the buildings. The apartments, which should be complete in June, will be leased to tenants with incomes at or below 60 percent of Baltimore's median income, Woda's statement said.
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