Locals Staunchly Opposed To Affordable Housing Proposal

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.

"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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