Three-year funding toward the salary of the Director of the Downtown Housing Initiative. The goal of the project is to market the initiative to potential developers, property owners and lenders, and, within a three-year period, to develop 1,000 additional housing units in the downtown area.
Toward staffing costs of a coordinator to focus on Baltimore's housing crisis, including mortgage scams, flipping schemes, and predatory lending.
For support of the Waverly Community Housing Program's Vacant Housing Initiative, developed to deter deterioration.
For the development of a plan to rehabilitate the Eutaw Place and Chauncey Avenue neighborhoods.
In support of historic preservation activities in Baltimore City.
For second-year funding to support staffing and research. The objective of the grant is to evaluate the impact of homeowner property tax incentives; to make recommendations for improved management and efficient disposition of city-owned property; and, by reviewing its procurement system, information systems, facilities management and audit process, to provide assistance to the Baltimore City Public School System.
Two grants toward administrative costs promoting Maglev, a magnetic levitation high-speed train that, when fully operational, will reduce travel time between Baltimore and Washington to 16 minutes.
To provide operating support for six nonprofit organizations participating in the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative in targeted Baltimore neighborhoods. The purpose of the initiative is to increase homeownership, to stabilize as well as increase market values of homes, and to enhance the ambiance of the neighborhoods.
Four-year funding for leasehold improvements to the historic Hippodrome Theatre, a venue to house Baltimore's premier Broadway road shows in the heart of the West Side redevelopment area.
Two grants for staffing and expansion of ceramic art after-school programs for the 2000-2001 school year in 18 Baltimore City public middle schools.