Paul T. Graziano

Pugh names separate heads for Baltimore housing agencies

Pugh names separate heads for Baltimore housing agencies

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh named two leaders for the city's housing agencies Thursday, a key step toward fulfilling a pledge to separate the public housing authority and the housing and community development department.

Pugh named Janet Abrahams as executive director of the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. She is a veteran public housing official, most recently in New York's giant public housing agency.

Michael Braverman, the acting housing commissioner, will run the Department of Housing and Community Development. He has held various city jobs over a 30-year career.

The two agencies long had been overseen by a single commissioner who ran an umbrella organization...

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