Live Near Your Work increases grant amount and number of eligible homes near Homewood

Faculty and staff are eligible for assistance with down payments and settlement costs if you purchase a home in an LNYW neighborhood near the Homewood, East Baltimore, and Bayview campuses. Hear how Paulette Hynson benefited from LNYW at

Thanks to increased funding from Baltimore City, the LNYW base grant increased from $3,000 to $5,000. The A1 area near the Homewood campus expanded, thanks in part to our sponsor, the Rouse Company Foundation. The larger area brings more options for buyers and still provides a high grant amount of $23,000 for all of A1. Visit to view maps of the new program boundaries.

Walking tours of the neighborhoods are scheduled in July and continue through October. For more information, visit If you are considering purchasing a home in an LNYW neighborhood, we strongly encourage you to first contact Sandy Jenkins, program coordinator, at 443-997-7000 or