Mary Pat Clarke

Advocates pack City Hall to push for revival of Baltimore's $1 homes program

Advocates pack City Hall to push for revival of Baltimore's $1 homes program

Community activists packed City Hall Wednesday evening to call on the Pugh administration to revive the city’s decades-old “Dollar Homes” program — saying it could once again be the tool needed to revitalize some of Baltimore’s struggling neighborhoods.

Dozens of advocates and City Council members decried the city’s lack of progress in addressing thousands of vacant properties. They argued past mayoral administrations have subsidized glittering waterfront developments while not showing the same urgency for rehabilitating smaller properties in neighborhoods.

“Baltimore wants to fix itself,” said City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, who called for the hearing by the Housing and...

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