For decades, Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley has operated a busy nonprofit from inside the walls of a historic building on East Church Street. Now, as the organization prepares to move out of its longtime home, developers are stepping in to turn the structure into affordable rental apartments. Jake Baum, the development manager for developer Hook Properties, classified the new apartments as workforce housing. “Rising rents have made it difficult for many families and i
This week, the Maryland Daily Record reported that our effort to stabalize the Affordable care act are having an effect. Initially, Kaiser Permanente requested an average increase in premiums of 37.4% in the individual marketplace, and in a later refiling, changed that to a decrease of 5.67%. That 43% swing was largely the result of our efforts to estalish a $380 million reinsurance pool, and it should allow more Marylanders to seek coverage.