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City housing officials to seek up to $100M subsidy for East Baltimore development plan

City housing officials to seek up to $100M subsidy for East Baltimore development plan

Baltimore housing officials plan to ask the city to provide a subsidy of $50 million to $100 million for a developer that plans to rebuild a wide swath of East Baltimore, including an overhaul of the public housing complex just north of glitzy Harbor East.

It is the first time such a tax incentive has been considered for an affordable-housing project, housing officials said.

Proponents say the plan will improve housing conditions for tenants of the Perkins Homes, who are mostly poor and black, and help to desegregate the neighborhood. But opponents see it as a way to further gentrify the area that could force longtime residents into other parts of the city.

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