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.
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.