Recent News

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.  

DHCD Issues RFP for Inclusionary Housing Requirements

The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (“DHCD”) has issued a Professional Services Request for Proposals (“RFP”) seeking qualified consultants with experience in affordable and mixed-income housing development, housing demand and feasibility analyses, zoning, and inclusionary housing ordinances.

VIEW/DOWNLOAD FULL RFP HERE

DHCD Issues RFP for Community Land Trust Consultant

The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (“DHCD”) has issued a Professional Services Request for Proposals (“RFP”) from qualified applicants interested in providing professional services and technical assistance to  develop, fund, monitor, and support community land trusts as part of Baltimore City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

VIEW/DOWNLOAD RFP HERE

DHCD Responds to COVID-19 State of Emergency

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), DHCD has:

  • SUSPENDED - In-person services for permits and plans review (construction/building permits).

  • SUSPENDED - In-person services for licensing and registration (property, contractors, and alarms).

Services are available online at dhcd.baltimorecity.gov. 

Click HERE for information and updates on DHCD operations and actions.

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