For continued support of the Live Near Your Work program, in partnership with Citizens Planning and Housing Association. The purpose of the program is to provide financial incentives for employees who purchase homes in neighborhoods near their workplace.
For marketing activities, including website development and development of employee recruitment packets, to promote living in Baltimore City.
For a four-month study of the feasibility of establishing a Medical Technology Park within the Empowerment Zone at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Seed funding, including salaries, benefits and travel costs, earmarked for the development of housing units in northern Anne Arundel County, specifically for families being relocated from Baltimore City public housing.
One-year funding for the development of a property intervention and stabilization program for the revitalization of Greektown. The intent of the program is to retain a high level of homeownership, prevent deterioration of properties through acquisition and property management services, and develop a viable commercial corridor with regional appeal.
Toward expenses for a management and efficiency review of several Baltimore City government agencies.
For support of a telemarketing initiative designed to keep Empowerment Zone residents informed about available support programs and services.
Two grants for the development of a business plan for the Urban Energy Cooperative. The study assesses the feasibility of organizing a cooperative to provide energy products, services, and jobs within the Empowerment Zone.
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.