Housing Milestone, Welcome Back Perkins Square Residents

Saturday, April 29th, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) joined with elected officials, McCormack Baron Salazar (MBS), development and community partners, and residents to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of Perkins Square, formerly known as Perkins Homes, providing 103 new mixed-income housing units.

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HABC Property Auction

An online auction has been scheduled for 4918 Palmer Ave starting Monday, May 27th at 10:00 AM and ending Wednesday, May 29th at 6:30 PM.

There are two ways to register for this virtual event online. Click on one of the addresses below to visit the auction pages on ashlandauction.com or contact the Ashland Auction group directly at 410-488-3124.

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Voice of Choice Q2 2024 Newsletter

The latest 2nd quarter 2024 Voice of Choice Newsletter is now available. Click the button below to read now!

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Guess who's back!? The first quarter Our House Newsletter of 2024 is available now!

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HABC & MBS Announce Closing on Perkins Phase III Financing

McCormack Baron Salazar, in collaboration with its codeveloper, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC), proudly announces the financial closing and construction commencement of Phase III in the Perkins Homes Redevelopment. This pivotal phase involves the construction of two buildings, encompassing 152 mixed-income units, and marks a significant stride in revitalizing the Perkins, Somerset, and Oldtown (PSO) neighborhoods in Baltimore.

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HABC Secured $24MM in 2023 to Support Ongoing Community Investments

As part of the Authority’s ongoing efforts to invest in the communities it serves, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) secured $24 million in 2023 through new state and federal grant funding to create more affordable housing opportunities and to support resident services.

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More than 57,000 Residents Apply for Affordable Housing!

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) today issued the results of its efforts to recently reopen the wait lists for the Low-Income Public Housing (LIPH) and the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs, recording more than 57,000 total applicants between the two lists.

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HABC Accomplishments 2022

The HABC 2022 Accomplishments Report is now available!
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PSO Transformation Plan in 2023

Explore what's happening with HABC'S PSO Transformation Plan. See how far we've come, and where we are going!

PSO Transformation Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the HABC PSO Initiative.
BNIA Progress Dashboard

See the stats and track the progress of the PSO!
PSO Transformation Plan Website

View more information about the PSO on habc.org.

Landlord Leasing Incentives

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) has established Landlord Leasing Incentives to provide increased housing options and opportunities for voucher holders while incentivizing owners to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

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HABC At A Glance

Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs


Housing Authority of Baltimore City

Established in 1937


Public Housing Units



Housing Choice Vouchers Leased:



Total Number of Households Served:



Total Number of People Served:



Average Tenant Rent:

Public Housing

Housing Choice Voucher Program


Single Head of Household:



We serve an additional 341 co-headed households


Total Persons with Disabilities:

(Mobility and non-mobility)



Average Annual Income:

Public Housing

Housing Choice Voucher Program


Age of those we serve:

Children age 17 & under Adults age 18 to 60 Adults age 61 and older
34% 52% 14%


Affordable Housing Opportunities Provided through HABC

of Baltimore City's entire rental market


Head of Household Race/ Ethnicity Summary

Black / African American: 95%
White: 4%
Native Hawaiian, Other / Pacific Islander: < 1%
Asian: < 1%
American Indian: < 1%
Alaska Native: < 1%
Hispanic: < 1%

These stats represent an approximate snapshot as of November 2023.

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Double-Sided At A Glance


What's Coming Up

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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.