Mr. W
Poppleton, Baltimore City

2020

Mr. Waugh moved into his current home 35 years ago with his sister and her three children. He bought his house through a program that built homes for lower-income families—wedged between three-story rowhouses; his two-story home served as a sample home for the program. The program fell through, but Mr. Waugh put in for the sample home and got it. He was excited to live in the same neighborhood as Ruth Kirk, a long-time state delegate and community activist, whom Mr. Waugh remembers selling produce to from his horse-drawn wagon.

 

Mr. Waugh's home is in Poppleton, and he now lives alone. His sister moved out years ago, and her children now have homes and families of their own. His daughter lives a block away. The church and community service are still central to his life. He volunteers serving food and cleaning up at the church's cafe. 

Health and Safety Priorities Addressed

  • Her newly replaced roof will keep Mr. W's home dry and warm. Keeping out excess moisture is also key to preventing mold and keeping out pests, which can pose serious health risks.

  • Repairs to Mr. W's front porch railing will make it much safer to use and enjoy.

  • We ensured fire safety by installing new carbon  monoxide and fire detectors and new fire extinguisher. 

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