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Voucher holder becomes first-time homeowner

Memorial Day weekend marked a major transition for Margaret Giles, who became a homeowner for the first time. “I was intimidated a little, being 50 years old, but I had to step out there,” she said. With the help of the Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program, federally funded and administered by the Housing Authority of … Continue reading Voucher holder becomes first-time homeowner

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Sizzlin’ Summer: Murals heat up business district, celebration planned

If a work of art can enliven a home, then why not a business district? Such was the rationale behind the latest murals and placemaking endeavor on the eastern end of the Highlandtown Main Street business district, and it seems to be working. Shawn Glanville owns Savannah’s Island Bar and Grill, which fronts Eastern Avenue … Continue reading Sizzlin’ Summer: Murals heat up business district, celebration planned

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From alley to backyard: Patterson Park sets the standard

A typical city alley is an “alien space” and a “contested space,” according to Robbyn Lewis, an advocate and resident of the Patterson Park neighborhood for nearly 15 years. “There’s a constant negotiation of control,” she said. “There are people who want to use the alley as an illegal dumpster, and there are people who … Continue reading From alley to backyard: Patterson Park sets the standard

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Education, not eviction: Family stability program assists Highlandtown students, families

When Marta first met Margie Hatch, the family stability case manager at Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School #237, her children’s father had – unbeknownst to Marta – stopped paying the rent for the family’s apartment. “Unless she could get $4,600 together,” Hatch recalled, “she and her three kids would be evicted and need to move to a … Continue reading Education, not eviction: Family stability program assists Highlandtown students, families

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“Viva Baltimore!” Event Sparks Home Buying Interest

On May 14, 2016, Southeast CDC held Viva Baltimore! The event was held at Highlandtown Elementary Middle School #215 on Pratt Street from 10 AM to 2 PM.  This is the second time Southeast CDC worked to put together an event to promote homeownership entirely in Spanish.  More than 40 people attended.  One family came … Continue reading “Viva Baltimore!” Event Sparks Home Buying Interest

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New SE Education Task Force Looks to Reduce Overcrowding, Support Immigrants in Southeast Schools

The Southeast Community Development Corporation (SECDC) recently convened an education task force to study district-wide elementary/middle school overcrowding and develop a set of recommendations to present to the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners (BCPSS) in October of 2016. The task force, which was formed in April, is specifically looking at ways to reduce chronic … Continue reading New SE Education Task Force Looks to Reduce Overcrowding, Support Immigrants in Southeast Schools

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