ACORN in the RTD

01/06/2007 9:37 PM by

The RTD’s ACORN’s work preserves old homes that otherwise might meet wrecking ball is a long look at ACORN‘s role in saving the Peay House and houses on Venable Street.


2200 block of Venable Street


(click here to view the ‘before’)

ACORN deals with problem properties. Many are in such rough shape or encumbered with complicated title issues that most people don’t want to bother with them.


“We’re not just facilitators on these properties,” said Jennie Dotts, executive director of ACORN. “We control who we sell the properties to and we set the timetable and standards for renovations.”

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