Reference

Below are links to websites and downloadable PDFs. They cover a range of topics that are relevant to addressing the issue of nuisance and vacant properties.

  • On August 11, 2016 Housing for All Baltimore submitted over 18,100 signatures to place a charter amendment on the November ballot to authorize the creation of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. It will appear as Question J.
  • On April 19, 2016 Baltimore Heritage published a report: What does Project CORE mean for Baltimore’s historic neighborhoods?  It contains their evaluation of Project CORE and the impact it will have on neighborhoods, many of which are historically African American.
  • On January 5, 2016 Governor Larry Hogan and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Project CORE – Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise. This is a multi-year partnership between the State of Maryland and Baltimore City in which Maryland will spend $475 million on stabilizing or demolishing vacant buildings.
  • On October 26, 2015 Baltimore RENEW held its first city-wide community meeting. A survey was given at the conclusion of the meeting and this is a compilation of the responses.
  • On May 19, 2015 the Vacant Properties Research Network published a literature review that highlights the impact that blighted properties have on communities.
  • To assist neighborhoods in utilizing the provisions of the Community Bill of Rights, the Community Law Center has compiled the Community Bill of Rights Checklist.
  • In 2012 the Maryland General Assembly passed revisions to the Community Bill of Rights. This is a copy of MD Code, Real Property, § 14-123.