For Immediate Release
Date: Nov. 20, 2023


The Housing Authority of Baltimore City Continues Online Auctions for Vacant Properties through December 

Almost 40 properties will be available for bid over three auctions 


BALTIMORE — The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) announced that starting Friday, November 24, almost 40 vacant properties will be available to bid on several online auctions available through Dec. 4. 

The vacant properties range in size from single family to multi-dwelling row homes and are no longer viable for the authority to maintain in its inventory. HABC has partnered with Ashland Auction Group, an online real estate auction platform that connects buyers with thousands of properties throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington, D.C., to conduct the auction events as follows: 

  • Group 1 – Nov. 24 to Nov. 28 (12 properties) 
  • Group 2 – Nov. 27 to Nov. 29 (13 properties) 
  • Group 3 - Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 (12 properties) 

“The Housing Authority of Baltimore City is excited the online public auctions are continuing for individuals and families to have an opportunity to own property,” said Janet Abrahams, HABC’s President and CEO. “For those seeking investment properties, looking to upgrade, or buying a home for the first time, there are properties that will fit each category.” 

All bidders must secure their spot at the auction by pre-registering online at Additional steps prior to bidding can be found on the registration page. The winning bidder will be required to post the initial deposit amount, as specified within the terms of the sale. Since these properties are all within the same auction event, individuals will be able to register and bid on multiple properties with one Good Faith Authorization Charge. 

“Just like in September, the auction process encourages fair competition among bidders, ensuring that they have the opportunity to secure a property at a reasonable market value,” said Abrahams.” 

More than 200 bidders registered for the September auction that generated more than $1.1 million from the top bids for the almost 30 vacant properties that were available. 

The properties available for bid are in several communities, including Johns Hopkins, Gwynns Falls Park, and neighborhoods in East and West Baltimore. 

“The properties selected for auction are located within vibrant neighborhoods known for their sense of community and public amenities,” said Abrahams. “We want individuals to find a property they can convert into a home and join a welcoming community that suits their lifestyle.” 


About HABC

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 U.S., providing quality affordable housing for more than 23,000 households. The agency creates diverse and vibrant communities, provides opportunities for self-sufficiency, and builds pathways for strong partnerships.