Land Resources Division
The Land Resources Division of Baltimore Housing strategically acquires, manages and disposes of real property to create housing, social and economic development for Baltimore's neighborhoods. Our objective includes working collaboratively with diverse community, government and business interests, with emphasis on customer-service, efficiently, opportunity, equity and productivity.
The City of Baltimore has taken an initiative to return vacant properties and lots to productive use. Through the Vacants to Value campaign, Baltimore Housing will address the decades of property abandonment and aim to spark an effort toward revitalizing and stabilizing neighborhoods from the blight of vacant land and boarded properties. With more than fifty years of decline in population and job loss, to the recent foreclosure epidemic, Baltimore has experienced abandonment of more than 10,000 houses.
Vacants to Value will partner with the various divisions within Baltimore Housing to:
- Streamline the process to purchase Baltimore City properties
- Ensure compliance and activity for purchased homes
- Partner with neighborhoods to address the blight created by vacant homes and lots
- Generate interest in restoring Baltimore neighborhoods, house by house and block by block and
- Unlock the potential of some of Baltimore's attractive housing stock to stabilize and rebuild neighborhoodsOUR PROCESS & TEAM
Since the early 1980's Baltimore has taken measures to eliminate the high number of vacant homes in Baltimore City. Under this new campaign, we will heighten our efforts to revitalize Baltimore neighborhoods and enlist strategies with community partnerships to retain the existing investments and engage new development from the public, private, faith and nonprofit communities.
The Land Resources team, under the direction of Deputy Commissioner Julie Day, brings the talent, experience and passion for Baltimore City living and neighborhood revitalization. Our team is prepared to guide you through the streamlined process of purchasing and rehabilitating Baltimore City properties.
Julie Day, Deputy Commissioner, Land Resources
Tony Bedon, Director - Land Transactions
Joseph Kerschner, Managing Attorney
Teresa Stephens, Director - Marketing & Community Outreach
Baltimore Housing's Community Marketing and Outreach Agents are available to help guide you through the search for great housing opportunities and the purchase process. You can reach the office by calling 410.396.4111. Each agent has the neighborhood knowledge to share details on community activity and investment.
Stanley Gordon - Southwest & Western Districts
Valerie Henson Stewart - Eastern & Southeastern Districts
Howard Tutman -Central & Southern Districts
Nikki Cooper - Northwestern, Northern & Northeastern Districts