Recent News

Baltimore City Vaccination Rate Among Top 3 Percent of United States Jurisdictions with Similar Population Characteristics

Baltimore City’s vaccination rate is one of the highest in a cohort of jurisdictions organized by sociodemographic characteristics, according to a new comparative analysis conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 


Mayor Holds Press Conference on Homeowners Property Tax Credit

Mayor Brandon M. Scott was joined by Councilwoman Odette Ramos, former Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, and community advocates this morning to raise awareness among Baltimore City residents about the Maryland Homeowners Property Tax Credit and urge residents to apply.


City Announces Funding Availability of $4 Million for Community Land Trusts

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) have announced a second Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Community Land Trusts (CLTs) – Single Family Homeownership.


Baltimore City Program Awarded $1 Million from HUD to Help Low-Income Elderly Homeowners Age in Place

In August the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced nationwide funding awards for programs providing safety modifications and repairs for low-income elderly homeowners. The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) was among the awards named, receiving the maximum amount of $1 million.


Mayor Announces New Vaccination Policy for City Employees

BALTIMORE, MD (Tuesday, August 31, 2021) — Mayor Brandon M.

Mayor Scott Announces Additional $2 Million in Support for Baltimore Nonprofits to Address Negative Financial Impacts of COVID-19

ayor Brandon M. Scott and the Baltimore Civic Fund are announcing $2 million in competitive grant funding to 69 Baltimore nonprofit organizations as part of the 2021 Baltimore Nonprofit Relief Fund.


Baltimore City Restores Some In-Person City Services, Provides Status Updates on Website

In the effort to move toward a full restoration of resident-facing city services that were suspended or modified due to COVID-19, Mayor Brandon M. Scott is announcing that key City services are beginning to resume in-person access.


Mayor Scott to Hold Annual Backpack Giveaway Event at AFRAM

Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that this year’s annual Backpack Giveaway event will be held on Thursday, August 26 at Middle Branch Park in South Baltimore. 



Solicitor Shea Announces Second Meeting of Inspector General Advisory Board, IG Cumming to Participate

City Solicitor Jim Shea announced today the second meeting of the Inspector General Advisory Board will commence Wednesday, August 25, from 4 to 5 pm.


City Announces Changes to AFRAM Schedule Due to Forecasted Weather

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) has updates on the remainder of this year’s AFRAM festival.