Patricia J. Payne, right, the newly appointed commissioner of the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, receives a hug from City Councilwoman Bea Gaddy. Behind them is Payne's husband, The Rev. Norman O. Payne. Payne, only the second woman to head the housing department, was most recently the president and chief operating officer of The Shelter Policy Institute.
Baltimore Sun photo by Amy Davis
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