Our Housing Work
Our housing program aims to help stabilize our community, which is why for years we ran a Senior Home Repair program before joining forces with Baltimore County to provide age friendly upgrades in southeast Baltimore County through Baltimore County Age-Friendly Upgrades for Seniors.
Our housing work also seeks to attract the next generation of home buyers. Since 2014, we’ve incentivized homebuyers to move to call Dundalk home through our Dundalk-wide grant which can be used for down payment or closing cost and requires the grantee to live in the home for five years (or pay back the grant if they move before then).
In 2020, we became a HUD certified housing counseling agency and began offering Home Buyer Education Classes which are accepted by the county and state for any grant or mortgage program that requires home buyer education. By 2022 our housing counseling work extended to reverse mortgage counseling and foreclosure assistance.
We also work to incentivize developers to create quality renovations in Dundalk through our Market Boost program which requires developers to give the buyer $3,000-$5,000 seller concession.
Our Financial Counseling Work
Since 2020 we’ve provided free financial counseling to 630+ Baltimore County residents. Our counseling helps prepare individuals and families for home ownership; work on budgets; plan savings goals; improve credit scores and help families and individuals get financially fit. In addition to individual counseling, we also offer financial literacy workshops and tax filing.