Families in 13 units of Gilmor Homes reported insufficient heat Tuesday, said Tania Baker, a spokeswoman for Baltimore Housing. Gilmor has more than 500 units in the Sandtown-Winchester community. Maintenance crews delivered space heaters to 11 of the families, Baker said. Two families weren't home when crews arrived, she said, but the crews will return.
Still, Craig "Buddy" Gaskins resorted to the oven and stove to warm his home in the complex. "I don't leave it on overnight," he said. "I just knock the chill out and turn it off."
He said his heat fails to adequately warm the home, and Baker asked for his information to send a crew.