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 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.

Mayor Doubles Incentive for First-Time Homebuyers to $10,000

Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that effective May 1, 2022, the City is increasing incentives for first-time homebuyers to $10,000 for eligible households. Additionally, qualified homebuyers purchasing homes in Impact Investment Areas will be eligible for $20,000 in first-time homebuyer incentives. 

DHCD Seeking Developer Interest in Several City-Owned Properties

DHCD has issued a call for an expression of interest (EOI) to develop several city-owned properties.  The City is seeking submissions from experienced developers for six strategic locations – two are vacant lots. 

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