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East 26th Street in Baltimore is a dead-end street with a brighter future with federal stimulus funding for public housing renovations.
Cathy Duchamp
East 26th Street in Baltimore is a dead-end street with a brighter future with federal stimulus funding for public housing renovations.

By Cathy Duchamp

Nearly 100 new construction jobs have been created in Baltimore, thanks to federal stimulus money to renovate public housing.

Jean Sherrod lives on a dead end street, a place that looked like it had a dead end future because of abandoned housing. "The guys found houses like that they'd go in there, sell drugs, sleep. It was terrible. That brought our neighborhood down," says Sherrod.

But the Hardwood neighborhood of East Baltimore may be coming up, thanks to federal stimulus money from the department of Housing and Urban Development. A small slice of a $33 million grant will pay to renovate two rundown row houses on Sherrod's street to be used for public housing.

The lion's share of federal money will be spent on improving energy efficiency in public housing across Baltimore.

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