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 the fifth largest public housing authority in the country, with more than 600 employees. Currently, HABC owns and manages 8,236 public housing units in 15 developments. HABC serves over 19,500 households through public housing, the Housing Choice Voucher Program, HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (RAD), and other rental assistance programs. Most recently, the agency received HUD approval to convert 4,128 units among 26 developments through RAD.

Our Mission

To create and provide quality affordable housing opportunities in sustainable neighborhoods for the people we serve.

Our Vision

To create diverse and vibrant communities; to provide opportunities for self-sufficiency; and to build pathways for strong partnerships.

Our Goals "The Four Cs of HABC"


Improve the housing and quality of life for the people we serve.


Build upon our commitment to strong partnerships with residents, employees, government, nonprofit and business communities.


Customer Service

Increase efficiency, responsiveness, and accountability in the services we provide to our internal and external clients.


Create clear and consistent communication.

HABC's Leadership Team

The HABC's leadership team is dedicated to fulfilling the agency's vision of creating diverse and vibrant communities, providing opportunities for self-sufficiency, and building pathways for strong partnerships.

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