Monday, August 28, 2006

Annapolis Ends Free Electricity

News Channel 8:
Starting October First, people living in public housing in Annapolis will have to pay their own electric bills.

Annapolis has been one of the few cities in the region that pays the bills for public housing residents, but the housing authority's mounting debt to Baltimore Gas and Electric has risen to about $450,000. Federal subsidies for the utility costs ended last year.

Housing officials say they plan to offer rent concessions to help tenants pay the new bills.