Tag Archives: affordable housing

Vote YES on Baltimore City’s Question J!

More than 18,000 signatures were collected to get Question J, which asks voters to amend the Baltimore City Charter to create an Affordable Housing Trust Fund, on the Election Day ballot. Let’s make the Trust Fund, a key tool to … Continue reading

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HPRP welcomes Jasmyn Harrington

HPRP welcomes Jasmyn Harrington, who this week joined our staff as a housing attorney. Jasmyn comes from Housing Counseling Services in Washington, D.C., where she assisted in forming and organizing tenants’ associations, as well as helping low-income tenants understand their … Continue reading

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“Eviction in Baltimore” with WYPR’s Sheilah Kast features HPRP’s Karen Wabeke

Baltimore ranks second in the country – behind Detroit – in the number of tenants threatened with eviction. In any given year, about 6 percent of Baltimore’s renters are evicted; most likely of all to face eviction are black women … Continue reading

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Evicted by Matthew Desmond: “…peels back the curtain on the stark realities.”

HPRP executive director Antonia Fasanelli on #Evicted by Matthew Desmond: “His book is the clearest, unadulterated explanation to people who never appreciated the large role eviction plays in low-income communities—it peels back the curtain on the stark realities. We know … Continue reading

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“Evicted” author Matthew Desmond speaks Sept. 29

HPRP and the Public Justice Center will be co-hosting Harvard professor Matthew Desmond as a part of the 2016 Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing. At the September 29 event, Desmond will speak about his book Evicted: Poverty … Continue reading

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Jane Harrison Speaker Series to feature “Evicted” author Matthew Desmond

The Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing, an annual event sponsored by HPRP, has brought a wide range of experts to Baltimore.  This year’s Speaker Series features Harvard professor Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit … Continue reading

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Help children to a better future

Did you know? Research shows that children whose families move to low-poverty neighborhoods when they are young are far more likely to attend college and earn significantly more as adults, and are less likely to become single parents. The HOME … Continue reading

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Baltimore Co. signs agreement with HUD to end decades of housing discrimination

Earlier this week, Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc., the NAACP of Baltimore Co., three residents of Baltimore Co. and the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development announced an agreement with Baltimore Co. to begin unwinding decades of housing discrimination against African … Continue reading

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Victory for our Neighbors who are Homeless this Winter!

As a result of HPRP’s tireless advocacy on behalf of Baltimore’s homeless people, Baltimore City overflow shelters will open at 32 degrees – not at the 0-degree threshold the City had proposed (as reported in the Baltimore Brew and the … Continue reading

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Historic: National Housing Trust Fund gets funded!

Yesterday, the U.S. made a major step toward ending homelessness and housing insecurity for extremely low-income people. Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, agreed to fund the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF), which will fund the development … Continue reading

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