Overflow Crowd at Baltimore RENEW’s Quarterly Meeting; Councilmen Brandon Scott and Ryan Dorsey Speak

Overflow Crowd

A crowd of 80 residents attended BaltimoreRENEW’s quarterly city-wide meeting on January 24, 2017. The atmosphere was electric, with our host’s conference room packed to capacity and more residents listening from the conference room doorways and nearby hall. Guest speakers Nneka Nnamdi and Changa Onyango discussed the ICBC co-housing initiative, which includes both rental and affordable home ownership options, and presented #FightBlightBmore, an app …

City-Wide Meeting September 2016

RENEW’s fourth meeting, held at the CC Jackson Recreation Center 4910 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215 on September 21, 2016 from 6pm – 8pm was very well attended. The meeting featured a Self-Help Nuisance Abatement Workshop lead by Shana Roth-Gormley, staff attorney at the Community Law Center. Ms. Roth-Gormley’s PowerPoint presentation described what legally constitutes …

Baltimore Urban Debate League

Baltimore Urban Debate League Logo

On Tuesday August 16, 2016 Renee Stainrod, Joyce Smith and Lowell Larsson met for 90 minutes with about 60 Baltimore City students who are in the Baltimore Urban Debate League. In the coming year the students will be debating strategies for addressing vacant houses in Baltimore. Strategies they will explore include the Vacants to Value …

Mayoral Forum

Baltimore RENEW was one of the co-sponsors of the April 2, 2016 Baltimore City Mayoral Forum which was moderated by Sheilah Kast, the host of Midday on WYPR. On a rainy Saturday morning about 300 people came out to Saints Philip and James Church at 2801 N. Charles Street. They heard the top six candidates …

City-Wide Meeting October 2015

October 26, 2015 Meeting Announcement

On October 26, 2015 the Community Law Center (CLC) and four community associations held a city-wide meeting to address nuisance and vacant properties. The meeting was the result of a decision by the CLC and the associations to build on the momentum following a landmark lawsuit against the owner of more than 50 vacant, dangerous …