HUD’s affordable housing crisis

Assistant Director of Advocacy Greg Countess

Assistant Director of Advocacy Greg Countess

Legal Aid client Sharon Burley and her lawyer, Assistant Director of Advocacy Greg Countess, are interviewed in an investigative news report by the American News Project. The video segment focuses on renters trying to survive in an economy wrecked by the foreclosure crisis and on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, responsible for the deplorable condition of the nation’s housing stock for low-income people.  “Baltimore has extremely poor housing for  folk looking for an affordable place to live,” Countess says. “As an advocate, I’m hoping that [HUD] will make affordable housing a priority. In Baltimore City, there are approximately 30,000 affordable housing units. It’s calculated we need an additional 60,000 units to meet the need.”

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