Press Releases

Mayor Pugh Reaches Agreement to Increase the City's Affordable Housing Trust Fund

BALTIMORE, MD.  —  Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Baltimore City Council leaders, including President Bernard C.

Baltimore Takes On Fossil Fuel Companies to Protect Taxpayers from the Costs and Consequences of Climate Change

The East Coast’s 5th largest city today joined a growing number of communities that are trying to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for knowingly contributing to what one of the industry’s own experts described as the “potentially catastrophic” consequences of climate change. The lawsuit was filed in state Circuit Court in Baltimore City.

Mayor Pugh and Department of Housing & Community Development Petition Partners for Neighborhood Development

Mayor Catherine Pugh announced today the release of multiple Requests for Proposals (RFPs) seeking housing and mixed-use development plans for four sites in Baltimore neighborhoods. The development opportunities build off of the growing strengths and existing assets in the Coldstream Homestead Montebello, Park Heights and Historic Upton neighborhoods.

Mayor Pugh and Office of Employment Development Unveil New Mobile Workforce Center

A new “mobile workforce resource” was unveiled today by Mayor Catherine E. Pugh that will serve as a career center on wheels for residents in need of job assistance and employment resources. Joined by Director of the Office of Employment Development Jason Perkins-Cohen, and the Chair of the Baltimore Workforce Development Board, Yariela Kerr-Donovan, Mayor Pugh highlighted the benefits of this mobile job resource vehicle in providing vital employment resources directly to citizens most in need and where they live.

Mayor Pugh Launches New Cadet-Apprenticeship Program

Supporting Mayor Catherine E. Pugh’s aim to create a pipeline of committed, skilled, and experienced Baltimore Police officers, the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council has approved for accreditation the Mayor’s newly-instituted Cadet-Apprentice Program, effective immediately.

Mayor Pugh, Governor Hogan, Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Philanthropies Announce $10 Million Commitment for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses in Baltimore

Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies Michael R. Bloomberg and Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein today announced a $10 million commitment to continue Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses in Baltimore to help create jobs and economic growth. This $10 million commitment in Baltimore, a co-investment between Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Philanthropies, marks the first-ever co-investment in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, which provides a practical business education and access to capital and for small business owners. 10,000 Small Businesses Advisory Council Co-Chairs Warren Buffett and Dr. Michael Porter were also present at the announcement and were joined by local program partners.

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Governor Larry Hogan Announces Project C.O.R.E. Awardees in Baltimore City

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Governor Larry Hogan today announced awardees for demolition funds through Project C.O.R.E., or Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise, a multi-year city-state partnership to demolish vacant and derelict buildings in Baltimore and replace them with green space or create the foundation for redevelopment in Baltimore City. 

Foundation encourages private sector to match support for summer jobs

Baltimore City’s nationally recognized summer jobs program, YouthWorks, continues to grow in popularity, increasing the need for employment opportunities this summer. In response, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has committed $500,000 and offered a second $500,000 as a challenge grant to be matched by the private sector. These funds will create more than 650 five-week summer jobs for city youth and young adults. But more money is needed in order to offer employment to all youth who have completed their registration.

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U.S. Conference of Mayors President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Commends Transportation Secretary Foxx's Connecting People to Opportunity Initiative

U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued the following statement on U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and his Connecting People to Opportunity Initiative. “The U.S. Conference of Mayors commends U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx for his leadership in focusing public attention on how past investment decisions have harmed low-income families and neighborhoods -- people and places that too often have been asked to carry disproportionate burdens in the siting of major transportation facilities.

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