October 23, 2012
Steve Carter argued Oct. 11 that low-income housing in Columbia makes little sense ("Low-income housing does not belong in high-cost Columbia," letter). Perhaps Mr. Carter does not realize that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is required to increase affordable housing throughout the Baltimore region, which mirrors the founding goal of Columbia. The case of Thompson vs. HUD filed in January 1995 ended with a partial consent decree. The court determined that HUD violated part of the Fair Housing Act through their failure to affirmatively promote fair housing by not providing affordable housing options in areas of lower poverty.
September 24, 2012
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has granted Maryland $2.3 million to help people living in public housing find opportunities for job training and education. The money will be used to hire local “service coordinators” who will work with people living in public housing, or receiving financial assistance from the government to pay for housing, find services that will lead to employment, according to a statement Friday from the department. In addition to connecting public housing residents with job training and educational opportunities, the coordinators will be able to guide public assistance recipients to childcare, transportation, and counseling, and computer and budgeting lessons, HUD said.
November 25, 2007
James Saunders and Elissa O'Leary were married in Towson, Maryland on October 22, 2007. The groom is a Baltimore County Police Officer and the bride is an attorney for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The couple reside in Hanover, MD.
August 6, 2007
One of the most challenging and expensive urban renewal initiatives in Baltimore County history is poised to move forward today, with county leaders expected to approve a deal with a developer to transform the razed site of a crime-ridden apartment complex into a village of mixed-income housing. The county would give the 18 acres that had been the site of the Kingsley Park Apartments to a development team under a proposal that must be approved by the County Council. The county would also give the developers $4.1 million in subsidies.
April 17, 2007
Edmund W. Lubinski, a retired appraiser who worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, died of pneumonia April 10 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Lutherville resident was 93. Mr. Lubinski was born in Baltimore, the son of Polish immigrants who owned and operated grocery stores on Linwood Avenue and later Elmora Avenue. Mr. Lubinski was raised near Patterson Park and graduated in 1931 from Loyola High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Loyola College in 1935.
February 16, 2007
When Walter Sondheim Jr. chaired the Center City-Inner Harbor Development Corp. in the 1970s and 1980s, he often received unsolicited gifts from developers who hoped to win business contracts with the city. Back those presents would immediately go. Inappropriate, Mr. Sondheim said. Except once, according to David Gillece, a former city economic development officer. That time, Mr. Sondheim told Mr. Gillece, the gift was a particularly impressive coffee-table book on architecture. Mr. Sondheim confessed he couldn't resist thumbing through the book before sending it back.