Recent News

City Invites Expressions of Interest

The City of Baltimore has launched a call for expressions of interest (EOI) to develop several parcels of publicly-owned properties throughout Baltimore city. The EOI aims to (a) begin the redevelopment process by publicizing information about properties primed for redevelopment, (b) establish a list of interested and qualified parties or firms, and (c) lead to the development of Requests for Proposals if warranted.

 

Baltimore City Begins Registration Process for Short-Term Residential Rentals

Effective December 31, 2019, all short-term rental properties (properties that rent for 90 or fewer consecutive days) must be licensed.  A homeowner may be issued a short-term residential rental license for his or her permanent residence − one in which the owner resides for at least 180 days annually.  

Mayor Young and DHCD Announce $3.3 Million in Capital Grants

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and the City’s Department of Housing & Community Development named 25 grant awards today under the Community Catalyst Grants Program.  The grants, which total $3.3 million, are expected to help leverage over $52 million in development activity across Baltimore neighborhoods.

$68 Million Development Proposed for Park Heights

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and the Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development announced the winning proposal for the development of 17+ acres of city-owned vacant land in the Park Heights Major Redevelopment Area. The NHP Foundation was announced today as the selected team awarded the development rights and responsibilities for redevelopment of the area. Over the past five years, the City has assembled the land and invested more than $13 million in acquisition, relocation, and demolition costs.  

Deadline Extended for Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit Program

DHCD is encouraging Baltimore homeowners to utilize the property tax credit program for homeowners with a combined household income of less than $60,000.  Online applications for the tax credit can be submitted until October 1. The State of Maryland Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit program provides credits against the homeowner’s property tax bill if the property taxes exceed a fixed percentage of the homeowner’s gross income.

Governor Hogan Celebrates Blight Elimination Progress in Baltimore City

Governor Larry Hogan was joined by Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young to announce the major milestone of 4,000 units of blight marked for elimination in Baltimore City through Project C.O.R.E. (Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise), a city-state partnership to revitalize the City.

Baltimore City Names Developer for Tivoly Triangle in Coldstream Homestead Montebello

The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) announced that Urban Green – LNW&A Development Team has been granted the development rights for Phase 1 of the Tivoly Triangle Redevelopment Area in Coldstream Homestead Montebello (CHM).  The Team has plans to develop the City’s first net-zero homeownership community; a Tivoly eco-village.  

Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development Names Developer for Revitalization of 38 Vacant City-Owned Properties

DHCD announced today that Upton Renaissance, LLC, has been granted the development rights for 38 city-owned properties in Historic Upton.  The announcement was made today on the 800 block of Harlem Avenue, the site of 28 of the vacant buildings.  An additional 10 homes will be renovated in the 800 block of Edmondson Avenue.

City Seeks Partners For Key Development Opportunities

The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) has issued its Spring Requests for Proposals (RFPs) offering key sites for future development in the neighborhoods of Upton, Coldspring and Waverly. DHCD’s Development Division will evaluate proposals with consideration for many factors, including development diversity, existing financing and development resources, as well as an interest in accomplishing specific goals and objectives of the respective neighborhoods and their stakeholders.

500 Block of Baker Street Demoed to Support Blight Elimination and Druid Heights Revitalization

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) Commissioner Michael Braverman kicked off the full-block demolition of 502-522 Baker St., in West Baltimore. Ten vacant houses are being demolished and future plans for the site involve the expansion of the multiphase affordable homeownership project known as Bakers View Townhomes.  

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