Edward L. Reisinger III

Residents, advocates worry Perkins Homes' redevelopment will reduce affordable units

Residents, advocates worry Perkins Homes' redevelopment will reduce affordable units

Roxanne German would love nothing more than for someone to knock down her problem-plagued apartment — and the whole Perkins Homes public housing complex — to rebuild fresh.

When the Housing Authority of Baltimore City selected Harbor Point developer Beatty Development and its partners last week to raze the 17-acre site and build a new mixed-income development, it might have seemed like a dream come true.

But German, 61, remains unconvinced the project will help her.

“Even though they promised us whoever lived here now, once the property goes down and comes back up, they have to give us a place,” she said, “I really don’t believe that.”

The city plans to apply for a...

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