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TRF DP, BUILD, MD DHCD and TD Bank were recognized for their commitment to East Baltimore’s revitalization with United States of America Housing and Urban Development Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation (2017).

To all,
The Award  celebration was well planned and executed! The recognition we received from the City, State, and National attendees was indicative of the great work we have done together. We should not only celebrate the work but each other.

To all of BUILD, DP, Oliver and Johnston Square, let’s keep organizing and working to rebuild communities and show Baltimore “Development Unusual” changes lives.


Pastor Keene

Turnaround Tuesday – see August 23 WBAL coverage here


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