From CBS Baltimore:
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City said it helped nearly 1,700 residents find new homes this year through the Housing Choice Voucher Program. That's a 30 percent increase from 2021, according to Baltimore City.
There are more than 13,000 residents currently enrolled in the HCVP, a program that helps Baltimore's low-income families offset the cost of rent for affordable, safe housing.
According to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, in October, HABC started offering a $1,500 sign-on bonus to property owners who become landlords through HCVP and provide new affordable units. Since the initiative launched, 70 new landlords qualified to receive this incentive and have been provided new housing units.
"We continue to explore every opportunity that can provide more affordable housing options for families in need," said HABC President and CEO Janet Abrahams. "We recognize there is a housing shortage and a great need for affordable housing. Just as important, we need quality landlords who are invested in Baltimore communities to participate in this program."
Read CBS Baltimore's article "Baltimore City housing program helped nearly 1,700 low-income families find new homes in 2022," featuring the Housing Authority of Baltimore City.