The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) is the agency that controls the bricked up buildings you see all over Baltimore. The HABC says it has a 99.7% occupancy rate in this press release! If you have ever walked around the city and seen the numerous HABC controlled properties then this statistic probably seems very odd. In this video I show an HABC bricked up house and talk about some of the issues people have with the HABC.
I wonder if the press release is talking about the livable units the HABC controls? It is possible that 99.7% of the livable HABC units are occupied. I wonder how many HABC controlled units are livable though? Quite a few HABC properties have clearly been uninhabitable and empty since at least the 1990's.