The Baltimore Housing Mobility Program
The Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership is a non-profit organization that administers the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program. Created by the class-action lawsuit, Thompson v. HUD, the Program provides Housing Choice Vouchers for families to rent private homes in opportunity areas throughout the Baltimore region.
The Program is open to qualified current and former residents of Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) family public housing, those on HABC's Housing Choice Voucher and family public housing waiting lists, and families in certain areas of Baltimore City.
Since 2003, the Program has provided vouchers along with pre- and post-move mobility counseling to over 3,000 families.
What is an Opportunity Area?
Opportunity areas are communities with strong schools, low poverty, low crime, and access to employment. The Program service area includes Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, and Baltimore City.
What is Mobility Counseling?
Mobility counseling prepares participants to rent a home in an opportunity area using their Housing Choice Voucher and helps them adjust to life in their new community.
The housing counselors and landlord outreach team connect families with new neighborhoods. Counselors assist participants in accessing schools for their children, higher education, health care, public services and benefits, transportation, and other resources in their new communities. Participants receive referrals for available houses and apartments and go on housing tours to find the right home in the right area for their family.
For more information, or to download an application for the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program, visit www.brhp.org or call 410-223-2222.