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Howard County looking for another site to build apartments for homeless
Howard County looking for another site to build apartments for homeless

Howard County will "most likely" drop its plans to build an apartment building for the chronically homeless at the site of the Beechcrest Mobile Home Park, in North Laurel, according to county spokesman Mark Miller. The Howard County Housing Commission acquired the 5.5-acre mobile home park, located north of Whiskey Bottom Road along Route 1, in September from Atapco Properties, and planned to build between 33 and 50 one-room apartments for the chronically homeless. But residents at the 38-unit mobile home park complained that they were being unfairly forced out, and nearby residents expressed concern that a homeless shelter would bring crime and drug use to the area. ...

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