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File #: 17-0058R    Version: 0 Name: Task Force on Improving Baltimore City's Housing Programs
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 12/7/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 12/7/2017
Enactment #:
Title: Task Force on Improving Baltimore City's Housing Programs For the purpose of calling for the creation of a task force to propose revisions to Baltimore City’s housing programs which will increase the supply, distribution, and quality of affordable housing across the City, so that we can better meet the needs and demands of current and future residents.
Sponsors: President Young, John T. Bullock, Bill Henry, Eric T. Costello, Brandon M. Scott, Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett, Mary Pat Clarke, Robert Stokes, Sr., Leon F. Pinkett, III, Shannon Sneed, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Zeke Cohen
Indexes: Baltimore City, Housing Programs, Task Force
Attachments: 1. 17-0058R~1st Reader, 2. Completed Legislative File 17-0058R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: President Young and Councilmember Bullock



A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Task Force on Improving Baltimore City's Housing Programs
For the purpose of calling for the creation of a task force to propose revisions to Baltimore City’s housing programs which will increase the supply, distribution, and quality of affordable housing across the City, so that we can better meet the needs and demands of current and future residents.
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Recitals

In Baltimore City 53% of renters and 40% of homeowners pay more than one-third of their income in housing, putting them at risk for housing instability and even homelessness.

In Baltimore City, on any given night, 3,000 people, including children and their families, are homeless.

In Baltimore City, 25,000 households, more than half with children, are on the waiting list for desperately needed federal housing assistance, where they will wait as much as 10 years. Despite this decade-long expected wait, more than 50,000 additional households applied but were not able to get on the waiting list.

The city’s housing problems with respect to the supply, distribution, and quality of affordable housing have been the focus of numerous efforts by the city of Baltimore and there are many programs in place with varying levels of success.

A task force should be established with the duty of studying the results of the City’s various housing programs over the last 10 y...

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