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The Allendale public apartment complex in Baltimore to reopen after $27 million renovation

The Allendale public apartment complex in Baltimore to reopen after $27 million renovation

City housing officials reopened a low-income apartment complex in West Baltimore Tuesday after $27 million in renovations — accomplished through a program that sold 40 percent of the city's public housing to private developers to generate money for improvements.

The Allendale, a 164-unit high-rise at 3600 W. Franklin St., is the first of 23 complexes in Baltimore to be renovated and fully occupied using the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Rental Assistance Demonstration program.

When the program was announced three years ago, residents and public-housing advocates were fearful that it would result in fewer subsidized units by putting them in the hands of...

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