The approach of Tax Day can cloud memories of other opportunities, so we wanted to post reminders of a number of upcoming events for the greening of Our Fair City. First off, please do not forget the fun we will have at Druid Hill Park this Saturday, 17 April, from 12:pm to 6:pm. EcoFest hosted by the Baltimore GreenWorks and a myriad of local vendors and greening organizations. The weather prognosis looks good for the weekend, and what a great way to wash away memories of sweating over your 1040?
Senator Theater on York Road on 29 April, from 7:pm to 9:pm. The discussion is entitled “The Foreclosure Crisis and Our Neighborhoods – What You Need to Know.” To get further information please contact CPHA directly: [email protected].is hosting an educational program at The
Finally, the Baltimore Homeowners Preservation Coalition in conjunction the Maryland Housing Counselors Network, Inc. is hosting an important day-long seminar on “The Future of Homeownership In Maryland – Avoiding The Next Crisis.” This meeting will take place on Tuesday, 11 May at the Hilton Hotel in Columbia, MD ( of Route 29 and Highway 175). The colloquium promises to challenge some assumptions about home ownership as well as suggest means to avoid the sorts of crises far too many homeowners faced during the past few years:
The last few years have challenged many assumptions and indeed for many, homeownership has become the American nightmare. Where do we go from here? What should we expect? How can we save homeownership? Does renting make economic sense? These are some of the important questions to be discussed, debated and analyzed.
EcoFest is open to the public, though we encourage you to support the vendors and sponsors who will be there. The CPHA event asks for donations at the door, and the meeting sponsored by the Baltimore Homeowners Preservation Coalition requires aof $25. As we have noted in other postings, the housing market is showing signs of general stability, despite the ongoing difficulties far too many face due to under/unemployment or catching up to delinquent payments on underwater mortgages. Fortunately, these upcoming meetings offer opportunity to improve one’s situation or plan for a smart(er) home purchase in the near future. We hope to see you at one or all of these events!