FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Event Date – August 30, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
Governor Hogan to Join HABC in Final Demolition of Perkins Homes
This event clears the way for the rebuilding of historic housing site.
BALTIMORE – Governor Larry Hogan will climb aboard an excavator on August 30th to help bring down the final bricks on the last of six buildings of the Housing Authority of Baltimore City’s 1940’s-era Perkins Homes.
The demolition clears the way for construction to begin later this fall on what will become the first phase of the new Perkins Homes. It’s part of HABC’s $1 billion Perkins Somerset Oldtown (PSO) redevelopment plan, reshaping these neighborhoods into a sprawling community with excellent amenities and families of all income levels.
This year’s state budget allocated $10 million more than originally projected to keep the PSO plan on pace.
“We appreciate the governor’s support and acknowledgement of how impactful the PSO plan is to HABC residents and the city of Baltimore as a whole,” said HABC President and CEO Janet Abrahams. “Hosting him at our site and having him symbolically take a hands-on approach to the construction sends a positive message about our activities to bring equitable change in Baltimore.”
Baltimore’s Department of Housing and Community Development is HABC’s partner in the initiative.
WHEN: Monday, August 30, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
(Demolition by Governor Hogan, Mayor Brandon Scott and HABC CEO Janet Abrahams will take place after remarks.)
WHERE: Perkins Homes, 1401 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore
WHO: Governor Larry Hogan Kenneth Holt, Secretary, MD Dept. of Housing & Community Development Mayor Brandon M. Scott