Press Releases

Mayor Announces HUD Grant to Support LGBTQ+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Baltimore

Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that Baltimore’s Continuum of Care received a two-year, $488,083 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for a new transitional housing project to provide shelter to LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness. 

 

Mayor Scott Releases Statement on Gwen Levi

Mayor Brandon M. Scott released a statement on Gwen Levi.

 

Mayor Scott, DHCD to Announce Second Round of Community Catalyst Grants Totaling $5.8 Million

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) will officially award $5,826,582 in grant funds through the Community Catalyst Grants Program (CCG) on the evening of July 6, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Mayor, MONSE Director Issue Statement on Fatal Shooting of Outreach Worker

Mayor Brandon M. Scott  and Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement Director Shantay Jackson have issued statements in response to the Safe Streets Cherry Hill outreach worker Kenyell Wilson, who was fatally shot the evening of July 1, 2021.

 

Mayor Scott Establishes the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs to Manage Historic American Rescue Plan Investment

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is establishing the office that will manage a historic $640 million in investment to Baltimore City through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and appointing the leadership team that will lead that office. 

 

City Solicitor to Convene Inspector General Advisory Board in July

City Solicitor Jim Shea has assembled an advisory board to provide the City Inspector General with a performance review, pursuant to Article X of the Baltimore City Charter.

 

City Outlines Outreach and Implementation Strategy for Baltimore’s Plastic Bag Ban

As Baltimore continues to navigate the health and economic impacts of the pandemic, the Mayor announced on June 18, 2021 that business owners and residents will have additional time to comply with the City’s upcoming plastic bag ban.

 

Mayor Scott Closes Baltimore City in Observance of Juneteenth

In observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day, Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that city offices will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021.

 

Mayor Scott Re-Appoints Commissioner Vernon Reid to School Board, Launches Search to Fill Three New Openings

Mayor Brandon M. Scott today announced the re-appointment of Vernon Reid to a second, three-year term on the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners.

 

Baltimore City Named as Finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies 2021 Global Mayors Challenge

Baltimore is one of 50 Champion Cities selected earlier this week as finalists in the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, a global innovation competition that identifies and accelerates the most ambitious ideas developed by cities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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