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Michael Braverman, DHCD Commissioner Mayor Catherine E. Pugh

Minority Business Enterprise Program

It is the policy of the HABC that Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MBE/WBE) are provided maximum opportunity to participate in contracts administered by HABC. Therefore, in accordance with Executive Order 11625, HABC has established a minimum threshold of twenty percent (20%) of the total dollar amount of most HABC contracts over fifty thousand dollars for MBE utilization. This requirement applies to all minority and non-minority businesses performing as the prime contractor.

HABC does not certify MBEs/WBEs. The HABC will accept valid MBE/WBE certification from any Federal, State or local jurisdiction. Notwithstanding, the certification of any firm as an MBE by any jurisdiction, HABC reserves the right to independently verify the status of such firm as an MBE, and may request additional information in that regard. Local certifying offices include:

Click here for information about the city's Minority Enterprise Program, which includes the city's Department of Housing and Community Development.

For information call 410-396-1969