Public Housing

Baltimore moves to put even more public housing in private hands

Baltimore moves to put even more public housing in private hands

Baltimore’s proposal to tear down six buildings in West Baltimore’s Gilmor Homes project is part of an expanded plan to remake the city’s dilapidated public housing stock — mostly by selling the complexes to private developers.

In May, city officials quietly submitted letters of interest to include the 551-unit Gilmor Homes and East Baltimore’s 630-unit Perkins Homes in a federal program that sells public housing to private developers who promise to make long-needed repairs or redevelop the properties.

In 2015, Baltimore's Housing Authority embarked on a plan to sell 22 public housing complexes to private developers under a national model designed to raise millions for...

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