Considering buying a home in Baltimore City?

You may be eligible for a Johns Hopkins grant of up to $17,000 toward your down payment and closing costs

Baltimore row houses with magnolia blooms in the foreground


Considering buying a home in Baltimore City? The Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work program offers employees grants of up to $17,000 toward a down payment and closing costs associated with buying a house in designated city neighborhoods.

If you want to learn more, make sure to take part in these upcoming events.

Webinar: What Are the Rules and How to Apply

Join JHU program specialist Jeremy Hornberger from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, to learn the ins and outs of the Live Near Your Work home-buying grant available to Johns Hopkins employees. The live webinar will cover eligibility requirements, application steps, homeownership counseling information, an overview of qualifying neighborhoods and grant amounts, and the conditions of the program.

Register here.

Live Baltimore Spring 2023 Trolley Tour

Live Baltimore, a nonprofit that promotes city living, is hosting an in-person Spring 2023 Trolley Tour, a free event open to prospective homebuyers at all stages of the process. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, at Morgan State University, 1700 East Coldspring Lane.

You'll get to explore 10-plus neighborhoods on a narrated tour, connect with real estate professionals and community organizations, and learn more about the homebuying process and incentives that may be available to you. A Buying Into Baltimore $5,000 down payment and closing cost assistance incentive will be awarded by lottery to 20 eligible attendees following the event. Additional details and information about incentives can be found on the Live Baltimore website.

Live Baltimore incentives may be used in conjunction with the Live Near Your Work grant program through Johns Hopkins.

Click here to register for this free event.

To learn more about Live Near Your Work eligibility, grant amounts, boundaries, and the application process, visit the Benefits & Worklife website. Call 410-516-2000 or email with questions not answered there.