Pandemic forces struggling hotels to convert to apartments

For more than 40 years, the Georgetown Suites Hotel, located in one of Washington’s most desirable neighborhoods, was a popular lodging spot for business travelers and tourists visiting the nation’s capital. But the hotel shut its doors in November, as…

Briana Urbina’s pitch to Maryland’s 5th Congressional District: go younger

BOWIE, Maryland – Briana Urbina and her campaign staff marched through rows of two-story homes with red brick and vinyl siding exteriors as the sun inched closer to the horizon on an evening earlier this month. Red and brown leaves…

Housing prices soar in Takoma Park, leaving residents unhappy with options

TAKOMA PARK, Md. – The most recent Takoma Park survey of residents showed that the majority are satisfied with their overall quality of life but share concerns about the availability of quality affordable housing in the area. In the 2018…

Biased landlords ignore disability rights, uphold segregation, activists say

WASHINGTON — Disability, race, gender, mental illness, and criminal history are used by landlords against low-income renters to deny access to public housing. That’s according to Lydia Brown, a fellow with Washington’s Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health…

Bills would update Maryland’s forest conservation law

Maryland’s forest conservation law has failed to protect some of the state’s best forests, scientists and environmentalists say.

Legislators ponder ways to entice developers and combat homelessness

Maryland legislators are considering how to entice private developers to build more homes for low-income families as affordable housing in Maryland is becoming increasingly difficult to find, and lawmakers are particularly worried about unaccompanied youth left without stable shelter.

Legislative committee gets update on status of homelessness in Maryland

The legislature’s Joint Committee On Ending Homelessness heard from welfare workers and others working to help combat the problem. The discussion ranged from affordable housing to the childcare system. One thing all could agree on: homelessness is a growing problem throughout the state of Maryland.

Gov. O’Malley Pledges $25 Million in State Funds for Affordable Rental Housing

Gov. Martin O’Malley announced plans on Friday to commit $25 million in state funds for the development of affordable rental housing.

Legislators Support Housing Programs, Brace for Looming Budget Battle

Legislators advocate for housing programs’ funding