Just a month after plans for a low-income housing project in White Marsh were scrapped in the face of local opposition, a similar project slated for Rosedale is about to get blocked by Baltimore County Council today, which is likely to pass an unprecedented resolution to refuse state funding.
The proposed development would include 50 homes, and residents would have the opportunity to eventually own through lease-to-purchase agreements. At least five of the homes would be earmarked for Section 8 renters.
Councilwoman Cathy Bevins introduced the resolution, saying that while she is “not anti-poor people,” she disagrees with the location, which she says is “already a very poor community,” one without a grocery store or public transportation.
In a statement that reads pretty unapologetically anti-poor people, the Hazelwood-Park East Civic Association declared that “burglaries, shootings, stabbings, drugs, vandalism, and other crimes go hand-in-hand with ‘Section 8’ occupants. It does not matter if ‘Section 8’ occupancy is 5 percent or 100 percent, we will be inundated with crime.”