Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Announces FY2017 Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative Awards

BALTIMORE, Md. (October 26, 2016) – The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development today announced the awardees of the FY2017 Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative. Pending Board of Public Works approval, the department will grant over $3.6 million that will leverage an estimated $59 million in other public, private and philanthropic dollars.

The Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative, established in FY2014, demonstrates that strategic investment in local housing and businesses leads to healthy, sustainable communities, grows the tax base and enhances quality-of-life. The initiative assists nonprofit community partners working in the Baltimore region where modest investment and a coordinated strategy have an appreciable impact on neighborhood revitalization.

“The Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative funds to projects that build on the strengths of Baltimore City and surrounding communities,” said Secretary Kenneth C. Holt. “It’s another tool in the department’s toolbox to revitalize communities, strengthen local economies, increase jobs and expand housing choices for Marylanders.”

Since its inception, the Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative has awarded more than $13.5 million dollars to nearly 100 projects, leveraging an estimated $137.6 million in both public and private investment.

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The FY2017 Baltimore City awardees* are:

Anne Arundel County

  • Strong City Baltimore
    • $325,000 for Arundel Community Development Services Inc. Brooklyn Park Housing Expansion

Baltimore City

  • Belair-Edison Neighborhoods Inc.
    • $100,000 for Belair-Edison Green Sustainability Initiative
    • $75,000 for Belair-Edison Main Street
  • Central Baltimore Partnership Inc.
    • $26,199 for Barclay Street Park
    • $170,000 for operating support
    • $80,0000 for HCPI Community Spruce-Up Grant Program
    • $80,000 for North Barclay Green tenant improvement
    • $50,000 for Remington Commercial Facade Improvement Program
    • $150,000 for Rowhouse Rehab Program
    • $75,000 for WMS Streetscape Improvement Project
  • City Life Community Builders
    • $150,000 for 1517 N. Broadway preservation
    • $40,000 for Green and Clean community clean-up and security effort
  • East Baltimore Development Inc.
    • $175,000 for Emerging Developers rehabilitation program
  • Southeast Community Development Corporation
    • $75,000 for Broadway Services Live Near Your Work incentive program
    • $95,000 for facade improvement and job training program
    • $50,000 for homebuyer incentive match program
    • $80,000 for Neighborhood Spruce-Up Program
    • $150,000 for Southeast Community development Corporation operations
    • $75,000 for Station East Vacants-to-Value project
    • $75,000 for East Baltimore Jobs Hub
  • Southwest Partnership
    • $100,000 for Bon Secours community farm pilot project
    • $100,000 for alley and footpath gating and security on the 1000-1600 blocks of West Baltimore Street
    • $120,000 for general operating funds
    • $150,000 for stabilization and renovation of vacant houses in the 100 and 1100 block of West Fayette Street
  • Strong City Baltimore
    • $200,000 for Baybrook Youth Athletic Complex
    • $85,000 for Greater Baybrook operational support
    • $50,000 for Greater Baybrook block improvement program
    • $50,000 for Greater Baybrook identity and branding initiative
  • TRF Development Partners
    • $250,000 for implementation of the RJSNA 2015 Plan for the Johnston Square neighborhood

Baltimore County

  • Dundalk Renaissance Corporation
    • $50,000 for Curb Appeal Fund
    • $110,00 for Home Owner Repair Program
    • $100,000 for home purchase forgivable loans
    • $150,000 for operating support

*Pending Board of Public Works approval on November 2, 2016.

CONTACT: Sara Luell, Director of Communications,, 301-429-7803



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