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Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.

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.

Friends of Patterson Park

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.

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

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.

Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc.

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.

Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development

Second-year funding for the Neighborhood Conservation Program, a community conservation initiative in the outer-ring neighborhoods such as Ashburton, Forest Park, Lauraville and Windsor Hills. The purpose of the project is to identify vacant properties within highly marketable neighborhoods and to determine whether current owners intend to reinvest, whether the properties are suitable for acquisition and rehabilitation, and whether abandoned properties should be demolished.

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