Finding your new home in Baltimore City

Learn about Live Near Your Work grants and explore 10-plus neighborhoods that could be yours

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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 Baltimore City neighborhoods. Here are two steps to get you started.

Live Near Your Work: What Are the Rules and How to Apply

Join JHU program specialist Jeremy Hornberger from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, to learn the ins and outs of the Live Near Your Work home-buying grant available for specific Baltimore City neighborhoods. What Are the Rules and How to Apply is a live webinar that 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 2024 Trolley Tour

Live Baltimore is hosting an in-person Spring 2024 Trolley Tour, a free event open to all buyers at all stages of the homebuying process. This event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 11, at Henderson-Hopkins School, 2100 Ashland Ave., and will feature neighborhoods in Southeast Baltimore City.

Click here to register for the event, where you can 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. Your attendance at the Trolley Tour qualifies you to apply for a $5,000 Buying Into Baltimore down payment and closing costs assistance incentive; 20 homebuyers from a pool of eligible applications will be selected to receive the funds. Additional information and details can be found here.

Live Baltimore offers incentives that may be used in conjunction with the Live Near Your Work grant program through Johns Hopkins. To learn more about LNYW eligibility, grant amounts, boundaries, and the application process, go here. Call 410-516-2000 or email with questions.