GHCC works in priority areas of north central Baltimore where economic development efforts will have the greatest impact. These include the Healthy Neighborhoods target areas of Charles Village, Ednor Gardens-Lakeside, Remington, and Waverly Village, as well as the commercial districts of Greenmount Avenue, North Charles Street, Central Baltimore, Old Goucher, Station North, and York Road.
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.
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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.
Strategic Code Enforcement
GHCC works with community leaders and Baltimore Housing to identify and abate the most flagrant properties that are negatively impacting quality of life and property values in our neighborhoods. Our Strategic Code Enforcement process involves targeting key dilapidated properties for attention from the Code Enforcement Legal Section in Baltimore City in order to maximize community impacts without using extraordinary amounts of city resources.
Top priority properties are often:
- Properties with criminal activity, especially drug activity.
- Severely deteriorated buildings (including commercial buildings), especially those with unkempt yards.
- Properties with ownership issues such as estates and foreclosures.
GHCC’s Strategic Code Enforcement usually doesn’t get involved in situations that include only sanitation problems, though properties that have major building code violations often also have sanitation issues. Code violations should be reported by calling 311. We also encourage residents to contact our Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator, Peter Duvall, at email@example.com or 443-277-6277 to report code violations.
In collaboration with the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) and its volunteer team, GHCC has created a concept design for improving the public parking lot and adjoining areas near the intersection of Barclay and 32nd Streets. We are calling the proposed area Waverly Commons. The proposed concept plan includes better connecting the 32nd Street Farmer’s Market area to Waverly Main Street businesses; making the streets that surround the Market safer and more pleasant for pedestrians; and providing a concept plan to attract investment to the area. To learn more, take a look at the Waverly Commons Presentation.
This project is made possible with funding from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
York Road Partnership
GHCC supports the communities along the York Road Corridor and the efforts of the York Road Partnership (YRP), who works to promote the vitality of Baltimore’s York Road community.
Over the past year, the partnership between GHCC and YRP has strengthened immensely by GHCC’s sponsorship of an AmeriCorps*VISTA. With this support, YRP has been able to:
- Update its Strategic Neighborhood Action plan (SNAP);
- Involve many more community members in the work of YRP action committees;
- Strengthen neighborhoods with block captain trainings;
- Organize and lead spring and fall cleanups of the corridor;
- Establish a three-year vision for YRP’s work.