The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) will be receiving funds from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its programs “providing safety modifications and repairs for low-income elderly homeowners.” According to a press release from Baltimore City Mayor Brandon M. Scott, DHCD will be receiving the maximum award amount of $1 million.
“I appreciate Baltimore being recognized for our commitment to our residents and want to thank HUD for providing critical resources towards the work we are doing to help improve the quality of life for older adults,” said Mayor Brandon Scott. “My Administration and I will continue to prioritize the well-being of our most vulnerable residents, including our senior citizens, to build a more resilient and equitable Baltimore.”
Acting Baltimore City Housing Commissioner Alice Kennedy added the following:
Attention to the intersection of health and housing is one of the most cost-effective means to prevent blight and vacancies… Helping older adults who are facing challenges with repairing and living safely in their homes is among one of our highest priorities.