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helps low-income families live successfully in "Opportunity Neighborhoods" that offer access to better schools and employment, with less exposure to crime, and better amenities such as transportation, recreational facilities and shopping — all of which can add up to a big overall opportunity to improve the quality of their lives.

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Working Mom Moves Her Boys out of the Shadow of the City Jail

For seven years, Andrea Preston lived with her family in East Baltimore’s Latrobe Homes public housing complex, literally in the shadow of the state penitentiary and Baltimore City Jail. Preston, who works as a shift supervisor, says she wanted better housing, but also a
safer neighborhood for her two boys, now ages 6 and 11.
"I didn’t want to stay in public housing forever," she says. Through the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program, Preston moved her family to Hampden, a former industrial area of north Baltimore that is being reborn as a trendy neighborhood with art galleries, shops and restaurants.
She plans to stay.
"I like the area and my boys are happier now," she says. "I believe everyone deserves a chance at a better living environment."

HABC to Open HCV Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City is taking preliminary applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. For a chance to be placed on the waiting list, you must go online to between October 22 and October 30, 2014. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants to the Baltimore Mobility Program ARE NOT automatically placed on the HABC waiting list. To be placed on the HABC waiting list, you must apply at

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