Press Release

February 19, 2021
Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $750,000 for Affordable City Housing

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $754,500 to help develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods and create local good-paying jobs across the City of Baltimore.

This latest round of federal funding includes $495,000 for Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore and $259,500 for St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center.

“We must help Maryland families weather the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and do everything we can to protect access to quality, safe, and affordable housing,” the lawmakers said. “Our delegation will continue to support important community organizations that deliver meaningful financial resources to communities in Baltimore and throughout our state.”

The funding comes from NeighborWorks America, a public nonprofit organization established by Congress that supports community development and affordable housing project in urban, suburban and rural communities across America. Last year, NeighborWorks America provided more than 438,600 housing and counseling services, supported over 23,400 homeowners and helped develop more than 13,600 quality, affordable rental homes.