Monday, May 18, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Did you know that April is National Fair Housing Month?
National Fair Housing Month celebrates the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which prohibited discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status in the sale or rental of housing. The Act was passed in the aftermath of the Civil Rights struggles and the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Click here to read more about the Month and its celebrations in Maryland.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Welcome to our FAIR HOUSING MARYLAND Blog! We will post interesting articles, opinions, and bits about Fair Housing, housing discrimination, neighborhood quality of life, etc. The info will be about the Baltimore region, Maryland, & also interesting national and sometimes international stories, as well. Let me know - mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org - if you would like more info or materials from us. We hope you find this interesting!
Abou t Us
Because this is our first blog, we better introduce ourselves.
First, the official description -
The Greater Baltimore Community Housing Resource Board, Inc. (GBCHRB), was organized by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1976. Incorporated in 1991, the GBCHRB today is
an independent 501(c)(3) Maryland nonprofit corporation governed by a 15-member board of directors. The GBCHRB's purpose is to provide Fair Housing education and advocacy in the Baltimore metropolitan area and across Maryland. Our work includes the related issues of community quality of life, neighborhood stability and development, and affordable housing. We work cooperatively and positively with governments, community organizations, the faith community, the real estate and finance industries, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals interested in supporting Fair Housing and better communities. The GBCHRB's primary sources of funding are the HUD CDBG Programs of Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
OK, so what do we do really? First, check out our website: http://www.gbchrb.org.
The GBCHRB does a number of things trying to educate everyone about their rights (& responsibilities) against housing discrimination and to promote Fair Housing:
2. We produce a weekly radio show Living in Baltimore that also has interviews with community leaders, experts, and others. Click here to listen to an interview about foreclosure prevention.
Again, I am the host, and I am always looking for interesti
10. We refer people to resources & agencies that can help their problem or issue. For example, if you are having problems paying your mortgage, go to http:www.mdhope.org.
Well, that's a not-so-short summary! In my next blog, I will talk a bit more about what is going on in Fair Housing. Till then, mailto:email@example.com.