The Housing Authority of Baltimore City was awarded a $1.3 million federal grant to develop a comprehensive neighborhood plan to revitalize the Poppleton-Hollins area, with an overhaul of the distressed Poe Homes at the center.
The area on the city’s West Side has been receiving a lot of attention from private developers and public institutions in recent years, including the University of Maryland, Baltimore, which located its BioPark and a community center there. There also has been investment by individual businesses and War Horse Cities, which is moving ahead with major housing and commercial projects in Hollins Market.
The housing authority won its Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and officials said it will further the agency's mission of creating quality affordable housing. Poe Homes is a 288-unit public housing development.
The city plans to engage the community in the process of developing the revitalization plan.
The housing authority also received a federal grant in July to target the Perkins Somerset Oldtown neighborhood.