In Baltimore, a real-estate developer with a background in education has built low-cost housing for the City’s teachers, as reported in Governing. Donald Manekin, who served as the Baltimore City Schools’ Chief Operating Officer in 2002, transformed an abandoned tin-can manufacturing plant in north Baltimore into a LEED-certified mixed-use building featuring one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, according to the magazine. As reported,
When Donald A. Manekin became the interim chief operating officer of the Baltimore School District in 2002, he was struck by how hard it was for Teach for America corps members and other new teachers to find safe, affordable apartments. . .
Opened in 2009, Miller’s Court provides beautiful apartments and top-notch amenities at significantly lower rents than the teachers would have to pay for similar housing elsewhere in Baltimore.