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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Staff Writer | March 17, 1992
The export of the Harborplace concept as a model for revitalizing depressed port cities around the world is about to face its toughest challenge yet -- in strife-torn Belfast.The Enterprise Development Co. of Columbia is set to develop a 14-acre site on the banks of the River Lagan in the Northern Ireland capital, which was recently described by a Northern Irish politician as "the killing fields of Europe."The company is wholly owned by The Enterprise Foundation, which Harborplace developer Jim Rouse founded in 1981 after retiring from day-to-day management of the Rouse Co. All profits from the Columbia company's development operations are funneled back to the foundation to develop low-income housing.
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NEWS
January 4, 1993
President-elect Clinton's appointment of Henry G. Cisneros as secretary of Housing and Urban Development and of Federico F. Pena as secretary of Transportation attracted most attention because of their Hispanic roots. In time we suspect another thing they have in common will prove more significant: They are both former mayors.It is rare for two former chief executives of cities to serve in a president's cabinet. It occurred at the end of the Carter administration. But not even one has graced the table in the past two administrations.
NEWS
November 5, 1993
The decision by federal authorities to approve more heavily subsidized low-income housing in Edgewood flies in the face of Harford County's housing policy and the wishes of surrounding communities.But it does reflect the local need for rent-assistance housing and the desire to keep a mixed townhouse development from going belly up and boarded up. Without the conversion of 209 units to Section 8 rent subsidies, the managers of Meadowood Townhouses said they, and a number of their tenants, would face serious financial difficulties.
NEWS
December 23, 1992
It is easy to understand why the participants of the National Community Development Initiative, which met in Baltimore this week to assess their first year of operation, are fairly ecstatic. On the eve of their conference President-elect Bill Clinton chose a man closely associated with the low-income housing cause to be his secretary of Housing and Urban Development.Whether former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros can meet the high expectations directed at him remains to be seen. But after more than a decade of complaining about the federal government's diminishing interest in caring for the poor, low-income housing advocates will have the ear of a man who understands their language and concerns.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2012
Edwin P. Post II, a retired federal housing inspector and veteran of two wars, died Oct. 25 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Sunrise Assisted-Living in Columbia. The former Mays Chapel resident was 89. The son of a Con-Ed lineman and a homemaker, Edwin Price Post II was born and raised on Staten Island, N.Y., where he graduated from McKee High School. He served in the Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1947, where he was a patternmaker. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War, serving again from 1950 to 1951.
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By Los Angeles Times | December 18, 1992
WASHINGTON -- A decade ago, he was hailed as the perfect politician for the '80s -- an energetic, young Latino with Harvard credentials, populist appeal and movie-idol looks. His future was never in doubt. He would be mayor, senator, vice president and -- maybe, in time -- president of the United States.But Henry G. Cisneros -- now designated to be secretary of Housing and Urban Development -- has never gotten further in elected office than his four terms as mayor of San Antonio.As it turned out, the rising star of the '80s was sidetracked by what will surely go down in history as the political plague of that decade: An embarrassing, highly publicized extramarital affair.
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By Jack L. Levin | March 12, 1992
IT HAS BEEN 25 years, a quarter of a liberating century, since President Johnson on Feb. 15, 1967, sent to Congress the Civil Rights Act of 1967, with its special emphasis on ending discrimination in housing by 1969.It did not end in 1969. It has not ended today.According to a recent nationwide study by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of the home-seeking experiences of blacks and Hispanics, illegal discrimination is still widely practiced throughout the United States.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2011
A historic former school in East Baltimore that has been vacant for years could be transformed into college classrooms or offices under proposals heard by city officials Wednesday. Two groups have submitted plans to the Baltimore Development Corp. to buy and renovate the four-story Gompers Building at 1701 E. North Ave. The 1905 structure housed Eastern High School until 1950. Afterward it served as a vocational school and then as affordable apartments through a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer JoAnna Daemmrich contributed to this article | December 14, 1995
Baltimore County lawyers and federal housing officials resumed talks yesterday on the controversial plan to shift hundreds of inner-city public housing residents to the suburbs -- despite Tuesday's announcement of an areawide agreement on the issue.The new talks underscored a day of confusion over the issue. City officials say the matter is settled; county officials say it's not.As for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, spokesman Alex Sachs said yesterday's talks were "discussions," not "negotiations.
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By Ginger Thompson | April 22, 1991
Before Mary Malachi goes to work every morning, she forces her husband to drive past a littered, empty plot of land in the 1500 block of Retreat Street in West Baltimore.As her eyes scan the empty lot, she doesn't see the broken glass or paper bags.She sees, instead, her new home.Until six months ago, Mrs. Malachi, 64, had given up her dream of ever owning a house. But in June she will move into a three-bedroom town house to be built on that lot -- a home she bought for $37,000 through a unique partnership between religious groups and government.
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