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Baltimore City Overdose Alert - A spike in overdoses was detected on Wednesday, May 23 in Southwest Baltimore. Such spikes are often related to tainted or particularly potent heroin (including heroin laced with fentanyl). Please share this information and encourage family, friends and neighbors to get trained to administer the overdose-reversing medication, Naloxone.
Support the Affordable Housing Trust Fund in Baltimore City!
On April 16, Health Care for the Homeless joined partners to introduce the Fund the Trust Act, a bill that would require public dollars to go into the City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund. This Fund has gotten ZERO investment since it was created in 2016.
This bill would create a one-time, 1% surcharge on sales and transfers of non-owner-occupied properties. The surcharge is estimated to generate approximately $20 million a year for the Fund.
Businesses are starting to pressure council members to modify or withdrawal their support. Let’s show them that the community supports affordable housing…and we want them to stand strong on funding the Trust!
Look up your councilperson's contact information here, and use the below template to either call or email them to remind them that the Fund helps low-income families and creates more affordable housing in the city.
Thank you for co-sponsoring the Fund the Trust Act, Council Bill 18-0221. We are counting on you to champion this important piece of legislation. We urge you to keep these three important points in mind:
Our city is long overdue for more and better affordable housing options—let’s make it happen! We are counting on you to help make Baltimore City a more inclusive, equitable place to call home. Thank you again for your support.