HABC and Baltimore City Begin Construction on 1234 McElderry

1234 McElderry Is the First Phase in the Perkins-Somerset-Old Town Transformation Plan This first phase will include 104 apartments, the first of 1,345 planned homes in the community  The Perkins-Somerset-Old Town (PSO) Transformation Plan, which will cover 244 acres and create 1,345 new homes in East Baltimore over six years, received a major boost with the start of construction of the first building, 1234 McElderry. The building will include 104 apartments, 84 of which will be affordable to lower-income families.

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1937

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) was established in 1937 to provide federally-funded public housing programs and related services for Baltimore's low-income residents.

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HABC is one of the largest public housing authorities in the country. Currently, owns 6,999 public housing units in 13 sites and various scattered sites and has more than 700 employees.

19,000

HABC serves over 19,000 households through its Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs.


HABC is committed to affirmatively further fair housing by promoting non-discrimination, fair and equal housing opportunities and fair housing choice and to fostering inclusive communities. HABC implements its programs in a manner that is consistent with the fair housing laws, including but not limited to the Fair Housing Act and the Maryland and Baltimore City laws, which prohibit discrimination in housing or services directly or indirectly on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and ancestry.