On the afternoon of April 19, 2018, a few minutes before 5 a.m., a black SUV pulled up to a parking lot in the former RCA plant on the waterfront.
A few hundred people were gathered around a fire pit and waiting for their chance to get in.
They were on their way to a new apartment complex in the city’s historic East Baltimore neighborhood.
Inside, an elderly couple was setting up.
They had been staying in an abandoned home near the site of the old RCA facility.
The building had been empty for a while, and the couple wanted to find a place to live and have a home.
But the place was far from ready.
They knew they needed to find somewhere to rent.
The RCA building is the site for an apartment complex.
But it has been vacant for years, and some residents have been living on the streets.
They have no way to find apartments, and have been stuck in the middle of nowhere for years.
They are the subject of a series of stories that have come out over the last year, as the city and its surrounding region grapple with how to accommodate an aging population.
The stories have focused on how to make Baltimore a city that is more affordable and equitable for low-income residents, and they have drawn ire from some in the region who say the city is not ready for its newest influx of people.
But this was different.
This was not a building where people are renting.
This wasn’t a place where people were waiting to find their place.
This apartment complex was built decades ago, and it was the place that the city needed to be for those who needed a place.
But for years it has sat empty, and residents have struggled to find new housing.
The city has spent millions of dollars to rebuild the RCA site.
It opened in the late 1960s and 1970s, and in the 1990s, it became the site where the city began planning for the revitalization of downtown Baltimore.
As it became clear that the future of the area was not in the downtown core, the city spent billions of dollars building a new city hall on the site.
The plan was to use the new site to build a high-rise residential complex, which was supposed to attract high-end, luxury properties to the area.
But residents, who were already struggling to find affordable housing, began to protest.
As more and more residents protested, and as new buildings were built, a new movement emerged to make the area more affordable.
The movement, dubbed the “affordable housing revolution,” began to focus on people who could not afford to buy a home in the area, or to live in the old industrial area that the old buildings sat in.
This included those who could work but could not live on the street.
The activists called it the “urban renewal revolution.”
The activists were led by the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who made his name as a civil rights leader and as the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement.
They called it “the urban renewal movement,” which was a direct response to the Rca building, which had become the subject for protests for years by residents who had been living in the site since the 1950s.
But some of the activists and others who had joined the movement had been frustrated by the city, and had seen the building deteriorate.
They also saw it as a source of political pressure that the mayor was trying to push on residents to leave the area and get into affordable housing.
Some of the protesters argued that the Rta building was not an affordable place for people to live.
Others argued that people needed to move out of the city.
But, in an effort to make this happen, the activists pushed for the city to begin planning for a new building on the same site, and then to begin making a plan to convert the old site into an affordable housing complex.
The transformation of the site took years.
In the 1970s and 1980s, the old building was torn down and the site was given a new look.
The new development was designed to look more like the old, and there was a push to convert some of its old buildings to condos.
But people had trouble finding apartments in the new buildings, and more than a few residents have had to move back into the old area.
And the developers were not able to build enough units for the low- and moderate-income households that had been displaced.
The developers were trying to make up for the lost apartments by building more condos.
And some residents had trouble adjusting to a higher cost of living in their new apartments.
So many people moved back into old Rca buildings that they eventually had to start renting.
But not everyone felt that it was worth it.
In a series that ran in the New York Times in the spring of 2016, the reporter Josh Dawsey reported on the residents who felt that they were priced out of living