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Michael Braverman, DHCD Commissioner Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young

LIGHT Program

Leading Innovation for a Green and Healthy Tomorrow

What is LIGHT?

The LIGHT Program believes that residents' health and well-being depend on multiple factors which no one Baltimore City agency or outside organization is able to address on its own.

To help Baltimore City residents become more self-sufficient, safer, more stable and healthier in their homes, LIGHT assists residents in obtaining a variety of no- and low-cost services, and coordinates and manages the delivery of those services.

LIGHT Program case coordinators conduct assessments and screen clients for energy-efficiency/weatherization, home rehabilitation, lead hazard reduction, fall/injury prevention, asthma reduction, other healthy home improvements, tax credits, employment assistance, health care access, financial benefits and more, and then match clients needs and eligibility with available services. Services are provided by Baltimore City agencies as well as outside organizations.

How Do Clients Apply?

Agencies in partnership with the LIGHT Program provide direct referrals for clients who require LIGHT assistance. Once a referral is received, LIGHT Coordinators schedule home visits to conduct comprehensive screenings, determine program eligibility, and assist with applications and on-going case management.

To become a participating agency in the LIGHT Program or find out more information, contact Nicole Hart, the LIGHT Program Director.

Download the LIGHT Referral Form

Download an application for assistance and a lead hazard information pamphlet or call (410) 396-3023 to have one mailed to you.

Partner Agencies

The LIGHT Program depends on a strong network of partner agencies with whom to coordinate services. Partners of the LIGHT Program include:

Baltimore CASH Campaign
Baltimore City Community Action Partnership
Baltimore City Health Department
Baltimore Office of Sustainability
Bar Association of Baltimore City
Catholic Charities of Baltimore
Civic Works
Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.
Franciscan Center
Fuel Fund of Maryland
Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake
HealthCare Access Maryland
Healthy Neighborhoods
The IMAGE Center of Maryland
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Maryland Joint Insurance Association
Maryland New Directions
Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore
Office of Peoples Counsel
Park Heights Renaissance
Public Justice Center
Rebuilding Together Baltimore
St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center

Contact Information

Baltimore Housing
LIGHT Program
2700 N. Charles Street, Suite 201
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 396-3023

Relevant Links

LIGHT Program Partner Manual (updated 5/1/15)