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David Borinsky, with the Come Home Baltimore Fund, stands on N. Bond St. where the headquarters is next to an blighted area.

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April Nicole Gladney, left, plays with her granddaughter Prayah White, 5, far left, her son Darrius Goods,7, left in white, grandson Paul White III, 7, center right, and grandson Pierre White, 6, right, behind a, overgrown area on a tire near N. Broadway in the the Oliver neighborhood in the Eastern district of Baltimore.

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Venus Ryan, a Baltimore cab driver, often works the night shift in blighted and crime ridden areas of Baltimore including the Oliver neighborhood in the Eastern district of Baltimore.

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The back of blighted houses on N. Bond Street in the Oliver neighborhood in the Eastern district of Baltimore. The home on the left is being gutted and restored.

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A blighted home that was purchased by a family through the "Come Home Baltimore" program on N. Bond St. in Baltimore on June 24, 2014.

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A blighted home that will be restored by "Come Home Baltimore" is sandwiched between two renovated houses on N. Bond St. in the Oliver neighborhood in the Eastern district of Baltimore.

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Venus Ryan, a Baltimore cab driver, often works the night shift in blighted and crime ridden areas of Baltimore including the Oliver neighborhood in the Eastern district of Baltimore.

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Rigo Aguilar, with Come Home Baltimore, stains a wooden balustrade in a house on N. Bond St. near East Hoffman St. in the Olive neighborhood on June 24, 2016.

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Rigo Aguilar, with Come Home Baltimore, stains a wooden balustrade in a house on N. Bond St. near East Hoffman St. in the Olive neighborhood.

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Quintin Harris stops to have a look at the community garden called in the "Olive Community Farm" in the Oliver neighborhood in the Eastern district of Baltimore.

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Colin Lyman, with AmeriCorps VISTA, works in a community garden called the "Olive Community Farm" in the Oliver neighborhood in the Eastern district of Baltimore. Oliver has experienced economic depression, housing abandonment, and racial rioting but in recent years has had an increase in housing standards. This area was a filming location for the Baltimore based HBO drama The Wire.

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Venus Ryan, a Baltimore cab driver, often works the night shift in blighted and crime ridden areas of Baltimore including the Oliver neighborhood.

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Members of the Baltimore Police Department detain and pat down a man on the corner of N. Eutaw and Taylor St. near the Lexington Market, located at 400 W Lexington St, which is an iconic Baltimore institution and the oldest of it's kind in the United States on June 24, 2014. The Baltimore Police are in the area to ensure that tourists and visitors are safe in the run down and blighted area of Baltimore.

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Two members of the Baltimore Police Department stand near the Lexington Market.

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The 1000 block of N. Bond Street is filled with boarded up houses where Capricia Martin, not pictured, takes care of and feeds children who live in run-down homes in the neighborhood.

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A man sleeps in front of the Ripleys Believe it or Not! in the highly visited Inner Harbor area of Baltimore.

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Niklas Rahkonen, left, who is in town for business from Los Angeles, takes a photograph of his wife Dharma Rahkonen, right, and his son Eilan, 7, center, in front of the water in the highly visited Inner Harbor area of Baltimore.

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Members of the Baltimore Police Department, on a cycle and in a boat, near the high end stores and restaurants in the highly visited Inner Harbor area of Baltimore

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Visitors use dragon paddle boats in front of stores and visitor attraction in the highly visited Inner Harbor area of Baltimore.

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A mural, right, l done on 1500 E. Oliver St. and 1500 Bethal St. by "Operation Oliver", a long term community service initiative in East Baltimore's Oliver neighborhood, an area known for vacant homes, poverty, and crime.

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Members of the Baltimore Police Department, on a cycle and in a boat, near the high end stores and restaurants in the highly visited Inner Harbor area of Baltimore.

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The Old Otterbein United Methodist Church is a historical site near the Inner Harbor area which attracts visitors of Baltimore.

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The Rev. Sherry Bost, 54, catches her bus out of her neighborhood to meet a friend after talking about blight, drugs and crime in the West Baltimore area near a methadone clinic on N. Eutaw St. near the Lexington Market in West Baltimore.

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The Hutzler Brothers Building, which spans the whole block near this building at 200 N. Howard St. near Clay St., is a historic flagship department store building that was once a thriving shopping and cultural location in West Baltimore.

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Lamont Davis, center, 26, holds his the hands of his sons Lamont Davis Jr., 3, left, and Lamar Davis 2, while they head home in West Baltimore.

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An historical building empty on the corner on N. Howard St. in West Baltimore.

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A mural done on 1500 E. Oliver St. and 1500 Bethal St. by "Operation Oliver", a long term community service initiative in East Baltimore's Oliver neighborhood, an area known for vacant homes, poverty, and crime.

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The Rev. Sherry Bost, 54, talks about blight, drugs and crime in the West Baltimore area while she stands in front of three men addicted to drugs, near the methadone clinic on N. Eutaw St. near the Lexington Market in West Baltimore..

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An open space with dilapidated buildings in West Baltimore.

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A member of the Baltimore Police Department stands on the corner near a carry out business on N. Howard St. in West Baltimore.

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A pedestrian crosses W. Lafayette amidst abandoned buildings in West Baltimore.

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A pedestrian crosses the street car tracks bar the busy corner of N. Howard and Clay Streets.

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A city block of empty buildings in the 400 block N. Howard St. in West Baltimore.

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An empty building which used to be a former shoe repair and tailor shop is covered in graffiti and nestled between abandoned buildings in the 400 block N. Howard St. in West Baltimore.

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Colin Lyman, with AmeriCorps VISTA, right plays with neighborhood kids Darrius Goods,7, in white, Paul White III, 7, center in blue, and Pierre White, 6, center right in stripes, on a tire near N. Broadway in the the Oliver neighborhood in the Eastern district of Baltimore.

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A US flag hangs out of a window of a run down house on East Oliver St. on June 24, 2014.

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Earl Johnson, Executive Director of Come Home Baltimore Foundation and Oliver community leader, right, speaks with Eric Jenkins, 50, left, and Desiree Richardson, 53, right, about the prospect of finding jobs. Jenkins grew-up in the Oliver neighborhood.

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April Nicole Gladney, right, swings on a tire while her grandson Pierre White, 6, left, enjoys the park in the Oliver neighborhood.

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Capricia Martin, left, takes care of Labreia Carroll, 5, after feeding her lunch on the 1000 block of N. Bond St. in Baltimore.

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