ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O’Malley has announced a new housing initiative aimed at creating affordable rental housing for families, seniors and people with special needs.

O’Malley outlined the $15 million housing initiative called “Rental Housing Works” on Thursday in Annapolis. The money will be in the state’s capital budget.

The governor, a Democrat, says the new initiative will provide funding to up to 20 affordable housing projects and support more than 1,100 jobs in Maryland. He also says the $15 million from the state will leverage up to 20 times that amount in private sector funding.

O’Malley says the initiative is expected to build more than 1,700 new affordable housing units.

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Comments (5)
  1. ulysses says:

    Oh oh, Looks like undesirable crime felons will be relocated to a community near you in the counties, using your own tax dollars & with the help of section 8, Hud & other tax payer subsidies. We’re just shifting the burden of crime from the cities to the counties that much more. Crime down in the city, up in Balto county.

  2. Maggie says:

    Meanwhile homeowners are finding their home prices dropping more but property taxes are not reflecting the drop. Guess that money will go to pay for the low income housing. Look what has happened to Essex over the years.

  3. Taz says:

    Comeing to a area near you.. Getto Town…

  4. adraine says:

    What do you mean ghetto town

  5. Mike says:

    Definition of ghetto town

    A community comprised of uneducated, low class black people that do not want to work, want to have babies by every male in the getto town, wants a hand out for food, utilities, and lives in Section 8 housing.
    Also there will be a luxury car (Lexus, BMW, or Mercedes) sitting on the street in front of the free housing.
    Than once the residents tear up the housing they will whine that it is uninhabitable and get something new.

    Just check the Webster dictionary. If this definition isn’t in there, it should be

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