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Housing officials showcase renovation of West Baltimore complex under controversial program

Housing officials showcase renovation of West Baltimore complex under controversial program

A towering apartment building in West Baltimore has gained new appliances and bathrooms — and lost old laminate flooring and leaky ceilings — under a controversial federal program that is generating millions of dollars for repairs at nearly half of Baltimore's rundown public housing complexes.

Officials gathered at the Bernard E. Mason Apartments in West Baltimore on Tuesday to celebrate the $38 million renovation that Housing Commissioner Paul T. Graziano said gives the tenants a higher standard of living in the face of a dramatic disinvestment in public housing by the federal government.

The apartment building is one of two dozen complexes being sold to private...

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