On Friday, November 10th, IHI Board of Directors welcomed six (6) new members to our organization. We are thrilled to have their knowledge and areas of expertise in the Baltimore/Washington DC area, and are excited to begin a new path for IHI as we continue to expand our mission in the greater Baltimore area. Below […]
Innovative Housing launches new website and offers casework and tenant placement services to low income developers!
The Innovative Housing Institute has a brand new look! We are a leader in the Baltimore housing industry with a specialized approach and expertise in low income housing placements and management. Our mission is bold…. to connect people to housing, and to ensure it works. Indefinitely. Visit our new website www.ihiusa.org!
The Baltimore Housing Roundtable, a coalition of progressive and community groups behind the so-called 20/20 campaign, wants the city to issue bonds or otherwise fund the initiatives. The group picked Wednesday to deliver the petitions, which it says were signed by more than 20,000 residents, because it is the one-year anniversary of the election of […]
Refitting Lowell’s industrial past for a sustainable future – The City of Lowell has encouraged the reuse of its historic buildings by retrofitting mothballed factories and textile mills into production and shared use spaces. This place-based approach to economic development has produced flexible spaces that accommodate growing businesses..
Backed by a National Science Foundation grant, a group of university researchers led by the University of Maryland is working with city leaders, neighborhood groups and other stakeholders to devise a plan for how to turn Baltimore into a “smart city.” The $100,000 federal grant will fund a year-long research project focused on developing a […]
On September 22, 2017, the Department executed the Settlement with BRHC and HUD. The BRHC was a coalition of organizations to include IHI, ACLU, PRRAC and CPHA. The terms of the Settlement include, most notably, that the Department finance with Low Income Housing Tax Credits at least 1,500 units of rental housing for families in […]
The State of Maryland announced in October it would provide 1,500 new affordable housing opportunities in high-opportunity parts of the Baltimore region, a victory for fair housing advocates who filed a federal complaint with HUD in 2011..
The agreement builds on changes the state had begun making to its system for distributing low-income housing tax credits, the government’s primary tool for encouraging private developers to build affordable housing developments. Developers sell the tax credits and invest the proceeds as equity in housing developments, allowing them to borrow less and offer rental units […]
And although micro means small, there’s nothing little about the impact of their work, including tackling the issue of homeless veterans in the Phoenix community with the use of tiny homes…
Wednesday night, the city struck a deal to relocate to transitional housing the homeless Baltimoreans who had erected an encampment on the steps of City Hall. These residents of our city have a right to be angry with many generations of our leaders, and to have chosen a very public venue to voice that anger…