Locals Staunchly Opposed To Affordable Housing Proposal

<p>Plans to build affordable housing in Baltimore have incited local residents to collect hundreds of signatures in opposition to what they fear will destroy their neighborhood.</p>
April 13, 2007, 12pm PDT | Nate Berg
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"In online message groups, petitions and interviews, many residents are objecting to a proposal to convert a closed Catholic school into affordable apartments."

"They fear that retrofitting the building for 30 low-income rental units invites decay - not only of the property but of the largely middle-class area around it."

"Advocates of the proposal - including the Archdiocese Of Baltimore, developers Orchard Development and Homes for America, and parishioners of St. Dominic Church next door, many of whom live in the area - say they believe the building would be well-managed, enhancing the community and filling a social need."

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Published on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 in The Baltimore Sun
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