Press Releases

Mayor Scott Increases Total Commitment to Addressing Food Insecurity to $26 Million

Mayor Brandon M. Scott has announced an additional allocation of $11 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding towards building an equitable and resilient food system to mitigate the negative impacts associated with food insecurity during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. This brings the City’s total commitment to providing nutritional security for Baltimoreans to $26 million.

 

Mayor Scott Joins HUD’s House America Initiative to Address Homelessness in Baltimore

Mayor Brandon M. Scott has joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) for House America: An All-Hands-On-Deck Effort to Address the Nation’s Homelessness Crisis. Today, Mayor Scott, HUD Senior Advisor for Housing and Services Richard Cho, Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS) Director Irene Agustin, and Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Commissioner Alice Kennedy announced the City’s goals for the House America initiative.

 

Mayor Scott and Commissioner Harrison Announce SMART Policing

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) are announcing several initiatives that will focus on the intelligent deployment of law enforcement resources in order to more effectively combat violent crime.

 

Mayor Scott Announces the Launch of the B’More Summer Information Hub

Mayor Brandon M. Scott joined Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises, local officials, nonprofit, and philanthropic partners to announce the launch of the B’More Summer Information Hub.

 

Mayor Scott and BPD Seek Public Input on Redistricting Effort

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Commissioner Michael S. Harrison announced their plan to bring the department into 21st Century policing by redrawing the geographic boundaries of its nine police districts.

 

Scott Administration Rolls out Second Round of ARPA Dollars to Support Violence Prevention in Baltimore

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (MONSE) announced the second round of recipients of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars targeted at improving public safety outcomes to community-based organizations (CBOs).

 

Mayor Scott's Statement on Draft Supreme Court Opinion

Mayor Brandon M. Scott released a statement in response to the leaked draft Supreme Court opinion to strike down the Roe v. Wade ruling.

 

Applications Open for Baltimore’s Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

Mayor Brandon M. Scott launched applications for the Baltimore Young Families Success Fund (BYFSF), Baltimore’s Guaranteed Income pilot program.

 

City to Postpone Tax Sale, Remove Owner-Occupied Homes

Reiterating his commitment to protecting Baltimore homeowners, Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that the City of Baltimore’s Annual Tax Sale would be postponed until June to allow more homeowners to pay off existing liens on their properties.

 

City Increases First-Time Homebuyers Incentive

Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that effective May 1, 2022, the City is increasing incentives for first-time homebuyers to $10,000 for eligible households.

 

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