Mayor Dickens has prioritized addressing nuisance properties in his first year in office. Over the last several years, many violent crimes have occurred in a handful of multi-family residential complexes. The Mayor implemented a plan to relocate residents of Forest Cove—a HUD-subsidized private apartment community where its residents were forced to live in some of the worst conditions in the city. Violent crime, drug sales, mold, burned out buildings and other unsuitable conditions have plagued its residents for years. The Mayor has also assembled an Affordable Housing Strike Force to rapidly identify land that can be developed in order to move closer to reaching the Mayor’s goal of building or preserving 20,000 units of affordable housing.