Harold Young, Esq. - Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Harold D. Young, Esq, has over thirty years of experience representing persons in various legal disciplines. His practice areas include wills and estates, probate, family law, elder law, real estate, small business, corporations, government, housing, and personal injury. Harold is admitted to practice in all courts in Maryland and the United States District Court. Harold’s legal practice has a special emphasis on preserving the assets of senior and disabled members of the community.
For over thirty-five years, Young has worked in communities throughout Maryland on housing and community development issues, bringing opportunities to communities and people. As Director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Harold was responsible for the delivery of national programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He was the single point of contact for all of the Department’s efforts in the state and led a staff of highly trained and qualified housing and community development professionals available to communities, non-profit organizations, businesses, government officials, and citizens for consultation on areas as diverse as rural development, Brownfields, outreach, and community planning.
Harold coordinated housing resources for the improvement of local communities, advised the Secretary of HUD, assistant secretaries, and other senior departmental officials on specific housing and community development needs, convened community leaders, housing professionals, non-profit organizations, and elected officials to address important housing and community development issues. He was HUD’s spokesperson in Maryland for housing policy related to public and assisted housing, fair housing, and community-based initiatives. He led a staff of 100 plus employees who work in Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Public Housing, Single Family Housing, Multi-Family Housing, and Community Planning and Development.
A graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Harold also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Virginia State University and a Master of Arts in Urban Planning and Policy Analysis from Morgan State University. A consummate professional, dedicated community activist, and exceptional administrator, he has been an advisor to numerous faith-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, and public officials. Harold served as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at Morgan State University. Harold currently practices law, concentrating in probate, estates and trusts, torts, administrative, business, and corporate law. AWARDS: HUD Secretary’s Fair Housing Award HUD Secretary’s Customer Service Award Real Estate Brokers of Baltimore, Inc., Democracy in Housing Award The Baltimore Marketing Association, Inc., Harold D. Young, Esquire, Leadership Award
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