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MARCH 22, 2017 | GREATER GREATER WASHINGTON

Our region is increasingly segregated by income. I live in a community where low-income people rent their homes without government subsidy, and they do so right next door to people who don’t need any housing assistance. You wouldn’t guess it by looking at it. In preparing to write about my community, Townhomes on Capitol Hill, I asked my partner: “What do you think people reading this article really need to know?” Without hesitation she replied, “That it’s a real community where you know your neighbors. It’s actually affordable and in a great location. And, though our homes aren’t luxury or super high-quality, they’re still really great when you consider everything.” When I moved in a few years back, I was immediately struck by how diverse my neighborhood is in terms of age, race, lifestyle, work, and of course life experience. Several of my neighbors are retired or semi-retired, there a few are folks who have various types of disabilities, a few who live below federal poverty levels, a few who are young families, and a few are what an observer would casually consider millennials. When I walk out my door, people say hello and ask how you are. My neighbor helped me install my washing machine. When I upgraded my backyard with some stone tiles, my green-thumbed neighbors and I discussed who could take the rose bush I no longer wanted.

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The Townhomes on Capitol Hill are affordable no matter your income. Here’s how they work.

FEBRUARY 15, 2017 | LIVE Baltimore

On the final Friday of every month, Live Baltimore heads out of the office and into one of Baltimore’s 277 neighborhoods. Each month, we love what we find! January was no different.

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Tour Barclay with us!

JANUARY 27, 2017 | The Baltimore Sun

On a windy February day in 1999, I toured the Barclay community with leaders who were trying to preserve a neighborhood later described in news coverage as "collapsed." There were rubble-strewn blocks and vacant and abandoned houses. The neighborhood's main thoroughfare was an eyesore, a street other reporters at The Sun called "gritty Greenmount."

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Barclay Transforming from 'Gritty Greenmount' to Trendy New Haven

JANUARY 27, 2017 | The Baltimore Sun

In the heart of this city, a quiet transformation is taking place. As leaders who have long worked to improve living and working conditions in Central Baltimore, the two of us — a nonprofit executive and a long-time neighborhood leader — have had front row seats to the rebirth of the city's core over the past decade. Because most of these changes have been gradual, they haven't received a lot of news coverage. Many Baltimore-area residents may not even be aware of them.

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Baltimore's Core Neighborhoods Quietly Transformed

DECEMBER 14, 2016 | THE BALTIMORE SUN

A new $10 million fund established with investments from about a dozen local banks and philanthropic organizations will provide loans to pay for projects in central Baltimore, starting with the rehabilitation of a dozen vacant homes in Barclay. The Central Baltimore Future Fund will be administered by The Reinvestment Fund, which is based in Philadelphia and has an office in Baltimore. It is an outgrowth of efforts from neighborhood groups and leaders at the Johns Hopkins University to work together to improve 10 neighborhoods near the university in central Baltimore.

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Officials announce $10 million fund for projects in central Baltimore
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