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Historic Upton Mansion to Serve as New Home of The AFRO American Newspaper

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young recently revealed that DHCD selected the Afro Charities, Inc. development team to revive the city-owned property. The project team ― comprised of Afro American Newspapers, Inc., The Afro Charities, Inc., Hodges Development LLC, Sulton Campbell, Britt and Associates, and Commercial Construction ― is investing an estimated $7 million to revitalize the property.

Redevelopment of PS 103 Announced

DHCD has selected a development team for the revitalization of the historic Henry Highland Garnet school (PS 103) at 1315 Division Street in the Upton neighborhood.  After engaging an RFP process a

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City Shops Developer Interest in Six Surplus School Buildings

The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development has issued a call for expressions of interest to develop six city-owned surplus school buildings.  The properties cover more than 60 acres of city-owned land and are part of the City’s 21st Century Schools Initiative in which Baltimore City Schools are required to surplus multiple school buildings over the next 10 years.

City/Community Partnership Targets More Than 700 Blighted Properties for Renewal in Johnston Square

Components of a Master Plan to convert more than 700 blighted and abandoned properties to new housing and green space were revealed today by Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and Johnston Square Partners, LLC (JS Partners).  The Master Plan is being developed per the terms of a Land Disposition Agreement (LDA) approved by the City’s Board of Estimates in October of 2019 and will return currently vacant buildings and lots to the tax rolls.

Spending Plan Adopted for City's Affordable Housing Trust Fund

A spending plan designed to aid in housing for low- and extremely low-income households was adopted by the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) Commission at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting today.  An anticipated $17 million in Fiscal Year 20 is slated to support Community Land Trust initiatives, new construction, rental preservation, senior homeownership repairs, rent supplements and Choice Neighborhoods. 

Baltimore Project Among Selected Contract Awards For Fannie Mae $10 Million Innovation Challenge

Fannie Mae has announced a Baltimore project among its contract awardees as part of its Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge (The Innovation Challenge) initiative.  DHCD teamed up with Baltimore-based UPD Consulting to advance the idea of a school-based affordable housing program for families with young school-aged students who face housing instability during the school year.

DHCD Presents Capital Improvement Plan Requests for FY21-FY26

Each year, capital budget agencies present their capital project requests and priorities to the Planning Commission.  DHCD presented its plan today, highlight

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.

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