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Maryland Independent: Community development tour highlights link between health and housing | Jamie Afenson-Comeau – September 29, 2017 http://www.somdnews.com/independent/spotlight/community-development-tour-highlights-link-between-health-and-housing/article_615ffcfe-87bb-54d0-a592-4c2676021a75.html
WDVM: MARYLAND: Family gets new home thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, Md. | Jordan Lindsay – September 27, 2017 http://www.localdvm.com/news/i-270/family-gets-new-home-thanks-to-habitat-for-humanity-of-frederick-county-md/819601107
Frederick News Post: Frederick Habitat program offers unique solution to affordable housing | Nancy Lavin – September 28, 2017 https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/economy_and_business/real_estate_and_development/frederick-habitat-program-offers-unique-solution-to-affordable-housing/article_2c40fcfc-de03-5226-b93a-71ebc96ebcc8.html
The Daily Record: East Baltimore shaping up as community development model | Adam Bednar – September 29, 2017 http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/09/29/east-baltimore-shaping-up-as-community-development-model/
The Daily Record: Van Hollen to touch on HUD budget cuts in east Baltimore | September 25, 2017 http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/09/25/van-hollen-to-touch-on-hud-budget-cuts-in-east-baltimore/
Cambridge Main Street is a community and economic development non-profit working for downtown Cambridge. The organization is experiencing a revival of support centered around it’s mission to revitalize the core of the city. Once a thriving commercial hub where shoppers came to large downtown department stores like Leggett’s, Sear’s, Montgomery Ward and more, the organization has been working with new property owners and tenants to re-imagine a new downtown economy. Now the home to an established foodie scene, and capitalizing on the vibrant music & cultural history, the organization is working on new projects centered around re-branding the downtown as a destination, working with downtown businesses to pool resources for marketing and promotions, and leading the way in new flagship events to attract new energy and attention and foot traffic to the downtown. The organization is also working on projects focused on creative placemaking and beautification that create a vibrant public space, helping residents and visitors feel welcome and helping to keep them around downtown longer and more frequently.
The photo is from Taste of Cambridge event from the summer 2017.
The Community Development Network of Maryland (CDN) Announced today that Senator Chris Van Hollen is to be the Keynote Speaker for their Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon to be held on September 29, 2017 at noon at the Hoen Lithograph Building in Baltimore City.
Senator Van Hollen represented Maryland’s 8th Congressional District from 2003-2017. He was recently elected to the Senate in 2016 after longtime Senator Barbara Mikulski retired.
Senator Van Hollen is on the Senate Budget Committee and has been fighting hard to preserve the programs we care about, including CDBG, CSBG, HOME and other important programs for affordable housing and serving low income people.
“We are honored to have Senator Van Hollen with us at our Annual Meeting,” said CDN Executive Director Odette Ramos. “We want to honor him for his work to preserve the federal programs we care about, but also hear from him about how we can help him in this fight. This will be a great ending to a very busy and successful 4th Annual Maryland Community Development Week.”
For more information and to register for the event, click here.
4th Annual Community Development Week
September 20, 2017
Maryland Housing Conference
Register Here! Early Bird discount ends August 1
The Maryland Housing Conference is the largest and most comprehensive housing forum in the state, convening housing advocates, community development leaders, housing authorities, home builders, developers, lenders and legislators who come together to discuss solutions and opportunities for home ownership in Maryland.
The event is co-hosted by:
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Maryland Building Industry Association
Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition
Maryland Realtors Association
Community Development Network of Maryland
New Tools for Addressing Vacant Properties
Low Income Housing Tax Credit financing
State Legislation Discussion
Funding for Neighborhood Revitalization
Benefits of Homebuyer Education
More information can be found on the registration site.
MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE REST OF
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WEEK
September 20: Maryland Housing Conference
September 22: Community Action (Easton)
September 25: Housing Counselor Connections (Baltimore)
September 26: Health and Affordable Housing (Southern MD)
September 27: Community Land Trusts (Frederick)
September 28: Land Bank Workshop (Prince George’s County)
September 29: CDN’s Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
Please find the RFP for this work: CDN_HFA_consultant scope for AHTF_June2017
Proposals are due June 19 by 5pm.
Community Development Network’s Odette Ramos Honored by Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.
Dickens Warfield Fair Housing Award honors those who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to fair housing principles
Baltimore, Md. – Odette Ramos, executive director of Community Development Network of Maryland, has received the 2017 Dickens Warfield Fair Housing Award from Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. (BNI). The award is presented each year to three individuals who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to fair housing principles.
As a part of her work for the Community Development Network, Ramos also helps lead the HOME Act Coalition, which advocates for legislation to ban housing discrimination based on source of income, which can include federal housing vouchers.
“I am honored to be one of the recipients of this wonderful award this year,” said Ramos. “I thank BNI for their fierce commitment to fair housing all across the state. I look forward to continuing to work with them and other advocates to promote fair housing policies and strong, safe and diverse neighborhoods.”
BNI works for justice in housing across Maryland, focusing on fair housing policies and tenant-landlord issues.
Two other individuals received the same award – Antonia Fasanelli, executive director of the Homeless Persons Representations Project, Inc., and C. Matthew Hill, staff attorney for the Public Justice Center – also for their work on the HOME Act..
(from left to right, Lou Pierson- BNI Board Chair, Antonia Fasanelli- Homeless Persons Representation Project, Odette Ramos- CDN, Matt Hill – Public Justice Center, Rob Strupp – BNI Executive Director