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From Perkins Homes Resident to Homeowner!

Meet Norris Lunn, a veteran, a Baltimorean and a Perkins Homes resident that has spent most of his life in public housing. He’s best described as a patient man… one that has waited more than 63 years for his dream of homeownership to come true.

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1937

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) was established in 1937 to provide federally-funded public housing programs and related services for Baltimore's low-income residents.
HABC is currently one of the largest housing authorities in the country.

7,500

HABC has approximately 7,500 units in its public housing inventory.

13,000

HABC administers over 13,000 Housing Choice Vouchers.

43,000

HABC serves over 43,000 individuals through its Public Housing and
Housing Choice Voucher programs.


HABC is committed to affirmatively further fair housing by promoting non-discrimination, fair and equal housing opportunities and fair housing choice and to fostering inclusive communities. HABC implements its programs in a manner that is consistent with the fair housing laws, including but not limited to the Fair Housing Act and the Maryland and Baltimore City laws, which prohibit discrimination in housing or services directly or indirectly on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and ancestry.