Chloe Ahmann 2017
By official estimates, Baltimore has some 40,000 vacant homes. That's a number that far exceeds the size of the homeless population -- a statistic that betrays official attitudes toward poverty. But vacants can also be the seed of the sort of vibrant, non-speculative housing sector that Baltimore desperately needs. I'm running this year to help United Workers purchase its first home, fix it up, and turn it into a Community Land Trust in Curtis Bay, a place whose history of toxic development is inextricable from problems with land use and land rights in the region. Please lend your support to a project that promises to put community members at the head of the table when decisions that will affect their lives are made. With your help, who knows what this house could be?