Monday, April 8, 2013
The North Point Peninsula Council hopes to file an appeal to a decision allowing Catholic Charities of Baltimore to proceed with an unwanted homeless housing program in Edgemere.
Dundalk Patch received the following letter from North Point Peninsula Council President Harry Wujek Jr.: Dear Friends, Neighbors and School Parents: This letter is an update on the Catholic Charities Hosanna House proposal next to St. Luke’s Catholic Church. Permission has been granted by a judge in Baltimore County to allow the proposed housing for age 50+ homeless/disabled women to proceed. However, leaders of the church, school and community have decided to appeal this decision based on the unified argument that the location near a school, senior housing and in a neighborhood that will be adversely affected is not appropriate. You are being sent this letter because you have attended and participated in the meetings regarding this …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Catholic Charities of Baltimore officials will ask for several special exceptions so they can proceed with the Edgemere proposal.
A zoning hearing for a proposed permanent housing program for the homeless, planned for the Edgemere community, will be held Thursday in Towson. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. in room 205 of the Jefferson Building, 105 W. Chesapeake Ave. Catholic Charities of Baltimore has proposed using the former St. Luke's Catholic Church's convent on Lodge Farm Road as a permanent housing program for 14 homeless individuals. The proposal has met with considerable opposition from area residents, who do not want such a program on the same campus as a preschool and St. Luke's Place, a housing complex for senior citizens. Originally proposed for men of all ages and then men ages 60 and older, Catholic Charities officials have once again changed the …
Friday, November 2, 2012
A letter stating Delegate John A. Olszewski Jr.'s stance on the proposed program for homeless men was distributed at North Point Community Council's meeting Thursday night.
Friday, November 2, 2012
To the Residents of the 6th District: As your representative, I wanted to be sure that you were aware of my position on the proposed Hosanna House in Edgemere. Let me be clear: I do not support the placement of the Hosanna House attached to the St. Luke Church. I simply feel that the proposed location is a haphazard placement of resources for people in need, in this case inappropriately locating a shelter near residential housing, a senior citizen facility, and most importantly directly next to a preschool. I find this neither thoughtful nor productive. While I commend the efforts of Catholic Charities and appreciate their commitment to our area, this shelter will not tackle the fundamental problem of homelessness in eastern Baltimore …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Catholic Charities of Baltimore proposes putting a "permanent housing" program for 14 homeless men in St. Luke's Catholic Church's former convent.
Community opposition to the proposed Hosanna House in Edgemere is picking up steam, if Thursday night's North Point Community Council meeting is any indication. About 45 residents attended to hear additional information and ask questions of Catholic Charities of Baltimore officials. The Catholic organization is proposing the permanent housing program for as many as 14 homeless men, ages 60 and up. They plan to use the vacant St. Luke's Catholic Church convent on Lodge Farm Road, which is now owned by Catholic Charities. Mary Ann O'Donnell, director of community services for Catholic Charities, started her presentation by saying that published descriptions of the program as a homeless shelter are inaccurate and she wanted to set the record …
Edgemere residents are invited to North Point Peninsula Community Coordinating Council's meeting tonight at Edgemere Elementary School.
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- Marge Neal
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A community meeting to discuss the proposed Hosanna House, a social services program for 14 homeless men, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Edgemere Elementary School. The discussion will be hosted by the North Point Peninsula Coordinating Council during its regular monthly meeting. Catholic Charities of Baltimore is proposing housing the program at St. Luke Catholic Church's former convent on Lodge Farm Road in Edgemere. The Catholic organization now owns the building and wants to create a shelter for homeless men ages 60 and older. Many community residents oppose the plan, citing the proximity to St. Luke's Place—a senior housing community—a preschool and other nearby residential areas. Catholic Charities officials talked about the …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Catholic Charities of Baltimore officials say the program would offer a home and restore dignity to as many as 14 homeless men.
Catholic Charities of Baltimore plans to create a residential program on the St. Luke's Place campus in Edgemere for as many as 14 homeless men. And Edgemere residents—at least those attending a small informational meeting Monday night—aren't happy about it. The "permanent housing" program will be installed in St. Luke's Catholic Church's former convent, which is nestled between the St. Luke's Preschool and St. Luke Place, a senior housing complex, on Lodge Farm Road. Benton Berman, who is the director of Holden Hall, a similar Catholic Charities program in Baltimore City, told about 25 local residents that the former convent is the perfect place for such a program, given that it has 14 individual bedrooms with what he referred to as "Jack…
Monday, October 8, 2012
The organization will hold an open house today so neighbors can learn more about the proposed program that would serve 14 men.
Catholic Charities of Baltimore officials invite area neighbors to an open house today to learn more about a proposed Hosanna House planned in Edgemere. The program, to be housed at St. Luke's Catholic Church's former convent—now owned by Catholic Charities—will provide permanent housing, job placement and support services for 14 men, according to information from the organization. The open house will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8, at the convent building, next to St. Luke's Place senior housing complex and St. Luke's preschool on Lodge Farm Road in Edgemere. For more information, call Catholic Charities, 410-547-5490.