Recent News

Mayor Scott and DHCD Announce Community Catalyst Grants Totaling $1.9 Million

Grant Program Funds Locally Driven Community Development Projects

DHCD Announces 2023 Summer Food Service Program

The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) announces the 2023 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

City Establishes Expedited Process to Approve Federal Grant Awards

The reimbursement process to put grant funds into the hands of nonprofit providers just got shortened.

Mayor Brandon M. Scott Announces Baltimore's Success in Housing Over 1,400 Households Experiencing Homelessness

Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that Baltimore City exceeded its goals that were set in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, states, municipalities, and tribes through HUD’s House America initiative.

Baltimore Announces $10.75 Million for Affordable Housing Developments

DHCD announced the availability of $10,750,000 in Affordable Housing Trust Fund dollars to support new construction of affordable rental housing and/or rehabilitation of existing rental projects for affordable housing. 

Affordable Housing Projects Get Boost From City

Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced grant awards for multiple Community Land Trusts in support of affordable housing efforts. This was the third round of capital grants for CLT work in Baltimore city, and the first round of operating support for working capital provided to these organizations.

DHCD Receives Maryland Association of Counties Innovation Award for Artificial Intelligence Tool That Detects Collapsed Roofs

The Maryland Association of Counties recognized DHCD for developing a cutting-edge artificial intelligence tool that detects collapsed rooftops in Baltimore. MACO presented the City with a County Innovation Award, which is given to recognize superb and leading-edge county programs that improve overall quality-of-life and service delivery for a county's residents.

Scott Administration Secures $12.4 Million for Chick Webb Recreation Center

The renovation and expansion of the Chick Webb Recreation Center in East Baltimore received HUD approval for a Section 108 Loan Guarantee of $12.4 million.  Section 108 provides CDBG funds to communities as a source of low-cost, long-term financing for economic and community development projects that primarily benefit low- and moderate-income persons.

Mayor Scott and DHCD Announce Third Round of CCG Funding, Totaling $2.8 Million

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and DHCD announced 13 award recipients of $2.8 million of capital funding under the CCG Program.
CCG, a competitive awards program, aims to provide capital and operating funds for community-driven revitalization efforts.

City Officials Roll Out Unsafe Vacant Marking Initiative

The Baltimore City Fire Department launched its Unsafe Vacant Marking Initiative to help first responders identify unsafe vacant homes, buildings, or structures when determining the structural integrity before entering.

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