The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development took issue with some of the statements in a MarylandReporter.com article last Friday about an audit of the department, asking “to clarify and correct some of the information.” The article contained two substantial errors of fact.Read More
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The Housing and Community Development Department filed reports on escrow accounts six months late and $194,000 supposed to go to housing was sent to the wrong state agency by a bank without efforts to recover it, state auditors found. Similar audits in past years had found the same problems with the escrow accounts.Read More
The feasibility study that justified a controversial plan to move the Housing Department headquarters from Crownsville to New Carrollton has been a well guarded secret since 2010.
Current headquarters for the Housing and Community Development Department
The Crownsville headquarters for the Housing and Community Development Department
Del. Mary-Dulany James, D-Harford, wants Attorney General Doug Gansler’s opinion on whether the study can be released.Read More
What was billed as an “update” of the proposed move of the Housing Department from Crownsville to New Carrollton provided no new information to the increasing frustration and anger of the Anne Arundel County Delegation Friday.Read More
At a hearing Monday, Anne Arundel County delegates had hoped to learn more of the dollar figures justifying the proposed move of the Department of Housing and Community Development from its state-owned headquarters in Crownsville to rental space at the New Carrollton Metro. But what they got from Michael Gaines, assistant secretary for real estate of the Department of General Services, was little more information than had been had already been published.Read More
The Board of Public Works approved $350,000 on Wednesday to give a last push to advertising the Maryland Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program.
The state received $36 million in federal funds to give out as loans to people who are in financial trouble and unable to pay their mortgages. They have a very short window to use that money – between April 2 and Sept. 30. If the funds are not used by the end of the month, they go back to the federal government.
Starting next year, jurisdictions in the state can choose to adopt an internationally accepted green building code for private and public construction.
“This will make it easier and cheaper to build green,” said Stuart Kaplow, president of the U.S. Green Building Council of Maryland. The General Assembly passed House Bill 972 this spring, making Maryland the first state in the nation to authorize the voluntary use of the International Green Construction Code.Read More
The Crownsville headquarters of the Department of Housing and Community Development was formally declared surplus on Wednesday, meaning the state is free to sell it and move forward with plans to relocate the agency to Prince George’s County.
Wednesday’s resolution, passed unanimously by the Board of Public Works, is the next step in the long process to jump-start transit-oriented development in Prince George’s County by relocating the agency to a new location near a Metro station.Read More
General Assembly budgeters want to take a hard look at the proposed sale of the state-owned Crownsville headquarters of the state Department of Housing and Community Development and its relocation to rental space near a Metro stop in Prince George’s County.Read More
The sale of the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Crownsville headquarters is being advertised online, and the deadline has been set for developers to voice their interest in building a new main office for the department near a Prince George’s County transit station to create more transit-oriented development.
Bids are due Feb. 1 to purchase the current housing department headquarters at 100 Community Place, Crownsville. The same deadline applies to the requests for information to build a replacement headquarters in Prince George’s County.Read More
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