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Dispelling Myths About Public Housing

People love to hate public housing — housing that’s owned or subsidized by the government, whether HUD or a Public Housing Authority (PHA) such as the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. Detractors will point to public housing as the cause of all things terrible in a community, blaming the residents, making all sorts of assumptions Read more about Dispelling Myths About Public Housing[…]

Scary Statistics: Three Years Later

I wrote the original post on Baltimore City’s foreclosure rate three years ago, and thought it would be interesting to revisit the topic and see what the data from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development looks like now.  You can download the full 2012 Q3 report from MDHCD here, but here are some Read more about Scary Statistics: Three Years Later[…]

Scary Statistics: Baltimore City Foreclosures 3rd Quarter 2009

From the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development: Baltimore City saw 1,656 foreclosures in the 3rd quarter of 2009, that’s a jump of 118% over the 2nd quarter in 2009, and an 87.7% increase over the 3rd quarter in 2008. Baltimore City had over 850 foreclosure sales in the 3rd quarter of 2009, which Read more about Scary Statistics: Baltimore City Foreclosures 3rd Quarter 2009[…]