The City of Baltimore

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Fast Facts:
  • The City of Baltimore was home to 576,498 people and had 293,513 housing units in 2021. Since 2010, Baltimore City has lost an average of 4,000 people and 300 housing units per year.
  • Fifty-two percent of households were renters and 50 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • Baltimore City built 3,506 new units in 2022.
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Policy Status

Solving the region's affordable housing crisis requires a portfolio of policies to preserve existing affordable housing, produce more housing, and protect people from discrimination and displacement.

Right of First Refusal

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Preservation Inventory - Subsidized

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Preservation Inventory - Unsubsidized

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Rental Assistance Demonstration

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Homeowners

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades of Affordable Housing

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Housing Outcomes

Local jurisdictions submitted data to enable the region to track housing production, preservation, and rental affordability.

Structural Racism

Discriminatory actions and racist public policies have produced inequitable outcomes for Black, Indigenous, and people of color in the Washington region, including lower incomes and wealth, lower homeownership rates, and higher rates of housing cost burden.

Housing Context

Understanding how household incomes relate to the supply of affordable rental and homeownership units will inform jurisdictions' efforts to meet the current and future housing needs of residents.

Elected Officials

  1. Nick Mosby

    City Council President

  2. John T Bullock

    Council Member - District 9

  3. Kristerfer Burnett

    Council Member - District 8

  4. Zeke Cohen

    Council Member - District 1

  5. Mark Conway

    Council Member - District 4

  6. Eric Costello

    Council Member - District 11

  7. Ryan Dorsey

    Council Member - District 3

  8. Sharon Green Middleton

    Council Member - District 6

  9. Antonio Glover

    Council Member - District 13

  10. Danielle McCray

    Council Member - District 2

  11. Phylicia Porter

    Council Member - District 10

  12. Odette Ramos

    Council Member - District 14

  13. Issac Schleifer

    Council Member - District 5

  14. Robert Stokes, Sr.

    Council Member - District 12

  15. James Torrence

    Council Member - District 7

Equity Officer

  1. Dana Petersen Moore

    Director and Chief Equity Officer

Housing Officials

  1. Janet Abrahams

    President/Chief Executive Officer, Housing Authority of Baltimore City

  2. Alice Kennedy

    Housing Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development