• Request for Professional Services
    In accordance with Maryland State Law to update the City's Comprehensive Master Plan based on 2020 decennial census findings, DHCD has issued a Request for Proposal for a Comprehensive Housing and Community Development Framework.  Proposals are due April 24, 2023.
  • HOME-ARP Award - Draft Plan and Public Comment Form
    The City of Baltimore, through its Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), is accepting public comments concernting its Allocation Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) related to the use of the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) award to the City of Baltimore as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Program.  Public comment will be accepted until March 28, 2023.

  • COMMUNITY LAND TRUST - Draft Single Family Homeownership NOFA
    The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) is accepting public comments until May 1, 2023, concerning the draft Community Land Trust - Single Family Homeownership NOFA.  Submit comments using the web form link.  

  • Current property registration and rental licensing requirement


Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) typically releases a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) funding round for housing and community development projects in conjunction with the State’s 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit round in the Spring/Summer of each year.

NEW for 2023 – Due to the limited availability of HOME Investment Partnerships Program (“HOME”) funds relative to existing commitments, Baltimore City DHCD will delay its annual Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the available HOME Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) funds until Summer 2023 at which time it will be issued in conjunction with a forthcoming NOFA for a portion of the City’s HOME-American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP) Supplemental Allocation of $15,456,082 to serve individuals experiencing homelessness and related, special populations.  LEARN MORE ABOUT NOFA FOR HOME


Quick contact numbers for keys services:​​​​​

ePermits and Trades Licensing 443-984-1809
Plans Review 410-396-3460
Property Licensing and Registration 410-396-3575
Building Inspections 410-396-3470
Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing Inspections 410-361-9270

Recent News

City Establishes Expedited Process to Approve Federal Grant Awards

The reimbursement process to put grants funds into the hands of nonprofit providers just got shortened.

Mayor Brandon M. Scott Announces Baltimore's Success in Housing Over 1,400 Households Experiencing Homelessness

Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that Baltimore City exceeded its goals that were set in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, states, municipalities, and tribes through HUD’s House America initiative.

Baltimore Announces $10.75 Million for Affordable Housing Developments

DHCD announced the availability of $10,750,000 in Affordable Housing Trust Fund dollars to support new construction of affordable rental housing and/or rehabilitation of existing rental projects for affordable housing. 

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