Get ready for the Home-Buying Extravaganza; attend the homeownership counseling workshop, Aug. 18

To help employees prepare to purchase a home in Eager Park on Sept. 10, Live Near Your Work has scheduled the Belair-Edison Neighborhoods Inc. counseling agency to come to Johns Hopkins for a free counseling workshop. That's a $100 savings for each homebuyer!

Belair-Edison counselors will lead the workshop, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 18, at Johns Hopkins at Eastern. Lunch is provided.

After attending the one-day workshop, homebuyers will:

  • Sign up for a one-on-one counseling session with Belair-Edison Neighborhoods Inc.
  • Gather necessary financial documents
  • Provide the documents to Belair-Edison Neighborhoods Inc.
  • Receive their homeownership counseling certificate, which is required to apply for a LNYW grant

Important: If a co-borrower will be listed on the sales contract, he or she must attend the counseling. If homebuyers are unable to attend the Aug. 18 workshop, there are other ways to obtain a homeownership counseling certificate. The $100 savings is available only to employees who attend the Aug. 18 workshop at Johns Hopkins.

On Sept. 10, for one day only, the LNYW home-buying grant increases from $17,000 to $36,000 for houses in the Eager Park neighborhood. All buyers must have a homeownership counseling certificate, pre-qualification letter from a lender, and a $1,000 deposit to line up for one of the new Ryan Homes or a substantially renovated townhouse in Eager Park/EBDI.

Katie Schroeder, LNYW program manager, can answer all your questions. You can reach her at 443-997-7000 or If you haven't already seen it, check out the video about Eager Park.

You, and a co-borrower if you have one, must register online. Register your co-borrower as a guest because seating is limited.

Parking at Eastern is free in the visitor lot. The Johns Hopkins Shuttle makes frequent runs between campuses. For more information on shuttle schedules, visit the Transportation Services website.