Chick Webb Recreation Center 108 Loan Application

On June 21, 2022, DHCD submitted its final Loan Application requesting $20 million for the redevelopment of the Chick Webb Recreation Center, as part of the Perkins Somerset Oldtown Transformation (PSO) Initiative.  View Application.

Community Catalyst Grants

The application period for the next round of Community Catalyst Grants opened on April 7, 2022.  $2.8 million is available in capital funds for projects that are critical to locally-driven community revitalization projects.  Applications are due May 20, 2022. LEARN MORE about the Community Catalyst Grants

Emergency Mortgage & Housing Assistance Program

The Emergency Mortgage & Housing Assistance Program (EMHAP) assists Baltimore City homeowners whose homes are at risk of foreclosure due to economic hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistance is provided as a grant in the form of a direct payment to the mortgage company to pay past-due mortgage charges. LEARN MORE about the Emergency Mortgage & Housing Assistance Program

Annual Property Registration for 2022 DELAYED to July 01, 2022 

The property registration portal to begin the 2022 annual property registration will NOT open until July 01, 2022.  Valid 2021 registration updates and payments will be extended until that date. 

Any rental license that expires between 1/1/22 and 6/30/22 can still be renewed.  Landlords should STILL upload inspection reports, lead certification information, and contact information into the existing system in a timely manner. If payment and all required documents are received, a rental license will be issued. 


  • HOME Investment Partnership Program Due to the limited availability of HOME Investment Partnerships Program (“HOME”) funds relative to existing commitments, the Department of Housing and Community Development will forgo an annual Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HOME funds ahead of the State’s 2022 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit round.

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 Kicks Off the 2022 Summer Meals Program

The City has kicked off the 2022 Summer Food Service Program. Children ages 18 and under can receive a nutritional breakfast and lunch five days a week during the summer months while schools are closed.

Mayor Scott Joins HUD’s House America Initiative to Address Homelessness in Baltimore

Mayor Brandon M. Scott has joined HUD and USICH for House AmericaAn All-Hands-On-Deck Effort to Address the Nation’s Homelessness Crisis. Baltimore has set a goal to rehouse at least 1,000 households experiencing homelessness and add at least 1,605 new units of affordable housing.

City Issues $6 Million Notice of Funding Availability for Affordable Rental Housing

DHCD is making up to $6 million available from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund to support new construction of affordable rental housing and/or rehabilitation of existing rental projects for affordable housing.

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