Preparing for Homeownership

If you are a renter interested in learning more about homeownership please check out these resources:

  • Referral Program: SWP has a referral program with Neighborhood Housing Services, who can help you find a home and then refer you back to SWP for homeownership opportunities. NHS provides financial and housing counseling that starts wherever you are and help you plan your journey to homeownership. Give Andrea Williams a call at 410-327-1200 Extension 133
  • Housing Resource Guide

Affordable Homes for Sale

Below are links to houses that SWP has helped to rehab and subsidize in our Homeownership Zones. If your family makes 80% or below of the Area Median Income, please apply for these homes!

1502 McHenry St

1515 McHenry St

1517 McHenry St

FAQs

  1. For SWP-Owned Properties: Whenever SWP acquires a cluster of properties in the homeownership zones identified above, we will list the Request for Proposals here on this page.
  2. To Place Properties into Receivership: The City of Baltimore has a limited capacity to take property owners to court through receivership. As a result, if there are vacant properties that you would like to put into Receivership that City relies on SWP to ensure 1) that properties requested to be put into receivership are part of a strategic, community development effort, and 2) that there are qualified developers ready to bid at auction for those properties. Please reach out to us at Development@swpbal.org to begin the conversation.
  3. If you need gap subsidy for housing rehab, SWP has limited funds each year to provide gap subsidy to help stabilize residential properties. We target these funds to projects that are for homeownership for families making below 80% of Area Median Income as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

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