After close to a year of planning and community meetings, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) has begun relocating more than 100 families from a section of one of its older and most challenging sites, Gilmor Homes. Gilmor Homes is a 548-unit Public Housing Development that is home to 913 residents from 450 families in 34 buildings.
- The structures, known as the “walk-ups,” will be demolished in order to make the site safer for the remaining residents and the wider Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood.
- HABC has hired a relocation specialist to secure new places to live for our residents and is paying for the relocation expenses for the 102 families who will be moving. This includes a one-on-one counseling session with each household.
- Once everyone has moved out, demolition will follow shortly thereafter.
The deconstruction of the 132 walk -up units located on Spray Court, Vincent Court and Bruce Court, present unique challenges, not only because of their physical condition, but the obstacles to visibility they represent.
The partial deconstruction of the six walk-ups is scheduled to take being later this year, during the fall of 2019.
Demolition: The action or process of demolishing or being demolished.
Deconstruction: The act of breaking something down into its separate parts.
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Title: Demolition of Public Housing Forces Relocation of Residents
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