Senator Ben Cardin

BUILD and TRF/DP won the 2017 ACHP/HUD (American Council on Historic Preservation/Housing and Urban Development) Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.  Senator Ben Cardin called BUILD and TRF/DP a “beacon of hope.” The Mayor’s acting housing commissioner called the 15-year effort the ripple that started the renewal in communities surrounding Oliver, citing over 700 properties rehabbed in the five communities that “touch” Oliver.  Bishop Miles, BUILD Co-chair emeritus, called us to action to redevelop communities across the city, building on the strengths of Johnston Square.