Heather Kangas Tony Scott, SWP Julio Barreto Marianne Navarro Pat Hudson Damian Garcia, Hollins Market Andrea Franchini Laura Dykes Serena Watters Roger Wood Brian Greenan Diana Geis Caroline Leo Scott Kashnow Derrick McCorvey

Review and approval of September Minutes – Nancy motions to approve; seconded by Diana Geis, and unanimously approved

  • Guest Speaker: Pat Hudson (Baltimore Impact Properties) & Julio Barreto(EwingCorp) – Updates to Housing projects
  • Elections – Thursday, November 11th 

Old Business

  • Overall City Updates
    • New Housing Commissioner is Alice Kennedy
    • Security Deposits 
      1. Security Deposit Assistance program is open for applications The Security Deposit Assistance program officially opened on October 8th. Low-income Baltimore City residents who have been financially impacted due to COVID-19 can apply for up to $2000 in security deposit assistance to help move into a new home. A social security number is not required and self-certification of cash income is accepted. Applicants must have already identified a licensed property they would like to rent and submit the landlord’s contact information. Payments are made directly to the landlord. Visit to learn more about the program.
    • Tax Sale Reform
  • Poe Homes – HABC
    • Projects approved to move forward:
      1. Hollins Market $350k
      2. Splash Pad: $400k
      3. Aging in Place: $250k
      4. BDC Grocery Store: $150k
      5. Healthy Corner stores (BDC): $70k
    • Question about the adjacent Pool and when it would be open: Being funded through City of Baltimore through Capital Improvement Program (CIP) in FY2023 – Baltimore City Recreation and Parks
  • Homeownership Zones/NHS Partnership/LEDC
    • Tony Scott explained the homeownership focus area strategy in Franklin Square, Mount Clare, and Pigtown
  • Homeownership Work Group
    • Homebuyers Club
    • NHS Homeownership Pop-ups

New Business (Community Updates)

  • Tony mentioned opportunity to help update the resident guide
    • Diana and Serena volunteered to help
  • Tony introduced wanting to do a housing plan for the SWP neighborhoods to guide our homeownership strategy
    • Serena & Laura expressed interest in helping

Motion to adjourn – Scott Kashnow, seconded by Diana. Meeting adjourned.

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