After being accused of segregating Section 8 Housing tenants, Baltimore County has agreed to settle outside of court. Their terms, however, have started a whole new battle as the settlement and new proposed legislation face strong opposition.
A Baltimore-area account pleaded guilty earlier this week to charges stemming from his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that used straw buyers to purchase seven properties in Baltimore, resulting in losses of more than $1.4 million.
The debate over eminent domain as a tool to sieze underwater mortgages from banks and trusts rages on, and has gone from city to city as local municipalities grapple with ways to help build or restore their tax base help homeowners.
The latest city being pushed to consider the use of the controversial tactic is none other than Baltimore.
U.S. home values declined again in December, suggesting ongoing pricing pressures from distressed properties, FNC said in its latest residential price index.Home prices year-over-year declined 3.5%,...
An independent filmmaker posing as a pimp and an associate posing as a prostitute used undercover camera equipment to film ACORN Housing employees in Baltimore allegedly explaining how to obtain a mortgage to purchase a home to start a brothel, including lying to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
ACORN calls the entire incident a smear campaign, with the video being an unfair representation.