RECENT NOTICES

  • Vacant Property Signage:
    DHCD has begun implementing City Council Bill 19-0429, which requires posting signage on vacant buildings providing information to identify the owners of vacant properties.  Please visit the Vacant Property Resources and Information Page for more information. 
  • New Construction/Preservation of Existing Rentals NOFA - Round 2 Update:
    DHCD intends to make award announcements for this NOFA within the next 60 days.  All previously submitted applications will be reviewed and considered for these funds.  Final award decisions will be updated online and provided to all applicants.  (Posted 5/13/2021)
  • LEARN ABOUT programs for Rent Support or other services.

OTHER NOTICES:

  • The Baltimore City COVID-19 Renter Relief Act (Bill 20-0526) prohibits landlords from announcing rent increases during a declared state of emergency and within the 90-day period after the state of emergency is lifted.  It also prohibits fees for late payment or no payment of rent, as well as all rent increases that are scheduled to take place during the state of emergency.

VIEW a snapshot of DHCD Operations during the COVID-19 emergency.  

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

Mayor Scott Announces $9.6 Million For Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors

The City and several funders are investing a combined $9,650,000 in funding support to continue the Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors initiative. This initiative provides home modifications, repairs, and wraparound services for older adult homeowners.

New Vacant Property Signage Helps Identify Owner Information

DHCD began implementing City Council Bill 19-0429, which requires posting signage on vacant buildings providing information to identify the owners of vacant properties. When scanned, the signage features a QR Code that directs users to DHCD’s Vacant Property Resources and Information Page  where the public can access the Agency’s Property-Owner Information portal for information about a vacant building that includes the owner or responsible agent’s name, address, phone number, and email contact if available.

DHCD Seeking Developer Interest in Several City-Owned Properties

DHCD is issuing a call for expressions of interest (EOI) to develop several city-owned properties.  The City is seeking submissions from experienced developers for 12 strategic locations, seven of which are former school buildings.  Through the EOI process, the City will establish a list of interested, qualified firms, which could lead to the issuing of Requests for Proposals.

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