About The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC)

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"

Communication: Create clear and consistent communication.

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

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

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

Our Leadership

Board Members:

Chairman Joseph Lee Smith
Vice Chair Robin Carter
Resident Commissioner Sharon Jones
Commissioner Bowyer G. Freeman

Executive Director: Janet Abrahams

Resident Advisory Board President: Ella Broadway

Our History

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 9,134 public housing units in fifteen (15) developments. HABC serves over 27,000 households through public housing, the Housing Choice Voucher Program, HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (RAD), and other rental assistance programs. HABC received HUD approval to convert 4,128 units among 26 developments through RAD.

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