For the design and print of the Legal Handbook, a guide to issues related to land-use legislation for citizens interested in familiarizing themselves with the political process and land use litigation.
For general operating expenses to support the continuation of outreach efforts designed to fight sprawl and preserve Maryland's natural resources while encouraging controlled economic growth. These efforts will focus on the dissemination of recent reports, maps and technical assistance materials developed to educate new legislators, county officials and interested citizens on the long-term benefits of Smart Growth policies, historic tax credits, urban revitalization strategies, and preservation of vulnerable and valuable natural resources.
In support of expenses related to the St. Ambrose Legal Services initiative to fight predatory real estate practices in Baltimore City.
In support of Phase II of Anchors of Hope, a homeownership program for low-income families in the Greenmount community. The program involves the acquisition and rehabilitation of eight houses that will be sold to buyers identified through the People's Homesteading Group's homebuyers' counseling process.
For continuation of an initiative to clean streets and alleyways in the 22-square-block area of the Patterson Park community.
Two grants toward staffing and operating expenses to support the continuation of an effort to halt the deterioration of the neighborhoods north and east of Patterson Park, through housing acquisition and rehabilitation, rental to responsible tenants and sale to homeowners.
For second-year funding of the Mayor's Council on City Living.
Toward start-up costs of the Downtown Apartment Rental Tours initiative, promoting living in Baltimore City.
For community organizing and pre-development costs of negotiating with the Housing Authority to acquire and redevelop scattered-site public housing units in Sharp-Leadenhall.
For staffing and operating costs to provide services to buyers and owners interested in securing loans and State and federal historic tax credits for purchase and rehabilitation of houses in Reservoir Hill. This initiative is intended to attract new buyers to the neighborhood and to increase the level of reinvestment in the neighborhood.