Recent News

City Announces Community Land Trust Awards

DHCD has announced awardees for the City’s initial $2.25-million investment in Community Land Trusts for single family homeownership opportunities. The funds will support the development of 26 units with an average unit cost of $53,571.

Minority-Owned Market Slated for La Cité Location

La Cité Development has entered into a definitive agreement to establish Market Fresh Gourmet as a full-service fresh foods grocery at its Center\West site. Construction is anticipated to begin in the Spring of 2021 on the northwest corner of the site at Fayette and Schroder Street. Center\West is a large-scale redevelopment of 32.94 acres of land in the Poppleton neighborhood of Southwest Baltimore.

Baltimore Designs Model to Pilot School-Centered Housing to Families

Last year, Fannie Mae awarded a contract for Baltimore to develop a model to provide school-centered housing to young families in elementary school. After substantial engagement with over 100 Baltimore and National experts in the fields of affordable housing, family homelessness, education, and community schools, we are pleased to announce that the white paper that describes the SCHORE (Student-Centered Housing Response) model is complete. 

City Announces $7.2 Million in Funding Opportunities to Support Neighborhood-Based Organizations

DHCD is making $7.2 million in available funding through the second round of Community Catalyst Grants. Applicants can now apply online for CCG operating and capital funds for projects that are critical to locally-driven community revitalization efforts.

DHCD Seeks Developers for Strategically Located City-Owned Properties

DHCD has issued its Fall 2020 Requests for Proposals (RFPs), offering key sites for future development.  Multiple sites are being offered in the Broadway East, Coldspring Newtown, Fells Point, Grove Park, Harlem Park, and Marble Hill neighborhoods.

City Issues Notice of Funding Availability for Community Land Trusts – Single Family Homeownership Projects

The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) has issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Community Land Trusts – Single Family Homeownership. Projects connected to this NOFA will support DHCD’s community development goals of meeting the demand for affordable housing and integrating land-trust homes as part of a broader mixed-income housing strategy.

Community Benefits TIF Advances for Perkins Somerset Oldtown Transformation Plan

Today, the Baltimore City Planning Commission unanimously approved the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) legislation for the Perkins Somerset Oldtown (PSO) Transformation area. The PSO Transformation area is a 244-acre site that includes Perkins Homes, the former Somerset Homes site, and the Oldtown Mall.

Application Deadline Extended to July 19 for Temporary Rent Support Program

The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) has extended the application deadline for the City’s Temporary Rent Support program to Sunday, July 19, at 7 p.m. The program supports eligible renters by making rent payments to landlords on behalf of tenants.

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Issued To Support Production of Affordable Rental Housing

DHCD is making up to $2 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. Eligible applicants for this NOFA can request a maximum of $750,000 per project. 

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation and the Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development Announce Two Permit Outdoor Dining Opportunities for Local Restaurants

Today, The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) and The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) announced that the City of Baltimore has launched two types of permit programs which allow restaurants to request permission to provide outdoor dining accommodations in the City's public right-of-way.  

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