For continued support of an initiative to clean streets and alleys in a 22-square-block area of the Patterson Park community. The strategy is designed to improve the appearance of the neighborhoods and to encourage residents to invest in neighborhoods adjacent to Patterson Park.
Two-year funding in support of the Baltimore City Immigration Outreach Initiative, to encourage permanent residency in Baltimore City.
To underwrite the costs of a program designed to attract new homebuyers and renters to Baltimore City. The Center provides neighborhood profiles and tours to prospective residents, creates a semi-annual City Living Resource Guide, maintains an extensive website, works with realtors to promote City and State homebuyer incentives, and participates in home buying outreach.
In support of the Symposium on Gambling, a forum to debate the issues associated with the development and operation of slot machines in Maryland.
For the completion of a study on the current rental housing market in Baltimore City.
Start-up costs of a new nonprofit organization to expand the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative beyond a pilot. To attract new homebuyers and encourage existing homeowners to invest in Baltimore's neighborhoods, Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. offers renovation loans and marketing assistance. The program aims to increase homeownership, the market value of homes, and the attractiveness of participating Baltimore neighborhoods.
For support of initiatives to revitalize Patterson Park Friends of Patterson Park advocates for capital improvements and develops events and programs for year-round activity in the park. By maximizing the public use and appreciation of the park, the initiatives are expected to increase the desirability of the surrounding neighborhoods, improve safety, and create a sense of stewardship of the park as a city resource.
For continued support of the facade Improvement Program coordinator's position The coordinator markets and administers a facade grant program funded by the City of Baltimore. By offering matching grants to property owners, the Partnership encourages private investment in downtown properties and businesses to improve the physical appearance and market appeal of Baltimore City's downtown. The program targets buildings that are in violation of zoning and building codes.
For partial renovation costs of 15 vacant houses for sale to low-and middle-income families, and for the purchase of a pickup truck to facilitate construction.
Toward expenses of the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, which will help fund the collaborative effort to strengthen participating Baltimore neighborhoods. Expenses funded include salary for a marketing coordinator to promote neighborhood reinvestment and to match homeowners and homebuyers to home improvement financing opportunities.