The National Trust for Historic Preservation has awarded a $1,500 grant to the South East Community Organization of Baltimore.
The money, a matching grant, will help the organization develop plans to retrofit five to seven historic row houses. The project is designed to help senior citizens stay in their neighborhoods.
SECO and its affiliate, the South East Senior Housing Initiative, "have an outstanding track record of planning and implementing a variety of housing and commercial projects that have benefited the residents of southeast Baltimore," Rep. Benjamiln Cardin, D-3rd., said.
The trust's Preservation Service Fund awards grants ranging from $500 to $5000 to preservation-minded, non-profit groups and public agencies. The grant money comes from a congressional appropriation.