BALTIMORE – Baltimore officials plan to relocate more than 120 families from a public housing project near where a black man who suffered a fatal injury while in police custody was arrested in 2015.
The Baltimore Sun reports that Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday that six buildings that are part of the Gilmor Homes housing project would be demolished, calling them a hotbed for criminal activity. The buildings contain roughly 132 units.
Baltimore Housing spokeswoman Tania Baker says the proposal must be approved by the Housing Authority's Board of Commissioners and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Pugh says residents will be moved to better housing, but details haven't been released. State Del. Antonio Hayes says he'd like to see a "true conversation" with residents about what that relocation would entail.
The units are in the same area where police arrested Freddie Gray, who later suffered a fatal neck injury while in the back of a police van.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com