Public Housing

Baltimore receives $30 million federal HUD grant for Perkins Homes, East Baltimore redevelopment

Baltimore receives $30 million federal HUD grant for Perkins Homes, East Baltimore redevelopment

Baltimore’s ambitious $889 million plan to transform a swath of East Baltimore got a boost Thursday when the city was awarded a $30 million federal grant for redevelopment that includes tearing down Perkins Homes public housing and moving residents to new affordable housing.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant is one of five being awarded to cities as part of the agency’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative.

Baltimore’s grant will support the city’s PSO Transformation Plan, which seeks to revitalize the 75-year-old Perkins Homes, the site of the former Somerset public housing development and Old Town.

The plan would gradually move residents out of...

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