GHCC’s neighborhood-based activities are intrinsically linked to our efforts to strengthen schools so that all residents are engaged in improving neighborhood quality of life. We provide training, resources, and assistance for neighborhood residents and community associations so they are able to build and improve on their neighborhoods and resolve problems by utilizing best practices, implementing effective advocacy strategies, and accessing city services and resources.
Healthy Neighborhoods is a citywide initiative that helps strong but undervalued Baltimore neighborhoods increase home values, market their communities, create high standards for property improvements, and forge strong connections among neighbors. In Greater Homewood, these neighborhoods are: Charles Village, Remington, Ednor Gardens and Waverly Village.
Our Healthy Neighborhoods are home to strong and growing public schools. Click here to learn more!
For more information about the Healthy Neighborhoods program, please contact Andre Stone, Real Estate Manager, at (410) 261-3511 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Buy a Home for details about receiving low-interest loans and incentives for both buying and renovating properties in one of our designated Healthy Neighborhoods.
Our Neighborhood Institute annually enrolls over 200 community residents. This free event offers a menu of workshops and panel discussions that lead attendees through how to improve overall quality of life issues. Thanks to everyone who was able to attend this year’s 5th Annual Neighborhood Institute: Love Where You Live at the Inn at the Colonnade! If you missed it, or if you weren’t able to get to every workshop, we’ve uploaded handouts from the event here along with our other resources.
Our Neighborhood Leaders’ Forums bring a cohort of resident leaders together to share best practices, plan for collaborative work and hear from experts on a variety of topics, some of which have included community building, addressing problem liquor establishments, using the web to communicate, and best practices for neighborhood associations.
GHCC’s Block Captain Training program is among the best in Baltimore. Our staff works closely with residents to map out a system of blocks and identify captains for each one. Our Block Captain curriculum consists of block organizing, running effective meetings, addressing common quality of life concerns including strategic code enforcement.
For information on upcoming Leaders Forums or how to enroll in our Block Captain Training Program, please contact John Bernet, Assistant Director of Neighborhood Programs, at email@example.com or 410-261-3516.