The Hollins House apartments in West Baltimore’s Poppleton neighborhood have reopened after a $10 million renovation.
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New Mayor Catherine Pugh has been talking about getting rid of scandal-plagued Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano since she was on the campaign trail. Today, she reiterated her desire to replace him, but said his removal isn’t actually up to her.
Last year, more than a dozen women came forward to accuse Baltimore Housing maintenance workers of refusing to make necessary repairs unless the women granted them sexual favors. One woman said she was denied heat for two winters because she refused to have sex with the maintenance man.
The sex-for-repairs scandal in Baltimore’s public housing is making national headlines as word of the settlement spreads.
Isn’t it great when good old-fashioned journalism works? Earlier this month, the Baltimore Sun published an investigation by Yvonne Wenger into the shoddy state of affairs in Baltimore public housing, where residents have to wait months to get someone to fix doors that won’t lock, leaky roofs, and other crucial repairs. [EDIT: As our astute commenters have pointed out, this story was originally broken by Roberto Alejandro in the Afro-American, way back in July.] After the article was published, the Baltimore City Council got up in arms, calling the lack of repairs “unconscionable.” And then the city actually did something about it!
Baltimore Housing Authority, the local body charged with administering the city’s public housing, is having a bad year. To put it mildly.
At Lakeview Towers, a public housing building in Reservoir Hill, residents have not had running water or het since Thursday. And residents, many of whom are elderly and/or disabled, are protesting.