West Baltimore Affordable Housing Complex Receives $10M in Renovations
May 15, 2017
Baltimore Business Journal
An affordable housing complex in Hollins Market will celebrate $10 million in renovations this week after more than a year of construction.
The 130-unit Hollins House in West Baltimore received a massive interior facelift, including the addition of granite countertops, new doors, walk-in closets and other amenities.
Renovations were funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through its Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. HUD provided $90,000 for each of the units in the complex.
Under the RAD program, city officials sign a long-term contract that, by law, must be renewed, meaning that the units remain permanently affordable to low-income families. Hollins House, located at 1010 W. Baltimore St., is home to low-income seniors and people with disabilities.
Silver Spring-based Community Preservation and Development Corp. carried out the renovations. Residents continued to live in the building while the project was completed. Work on the more than 30-year-old building began last April.