Department of Housing and Community Development- Baltimore City
417 E. Fayette Street
201 E. Baltimore Street, Suite 100 (1st Floor)
The Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) was created in 1968 to consolidate local community development efforts with housing and building code enforcement. With just over 500 employees, HCD strengthens City neighborhoods by attracting investors, developers and home buyers. Through the administration of CDBG, HOME, City bond funds, and other creative financing mechanisms, the Department finances and guides strategic development projects to meet housing and neighborhood needs. To hold property owners accountable and keep neighborhoods safe, HCD monitors construction and building activity and enforces the City's housing and building codes. The Department also provides a host of valuable community services at six Community Action Centers citywide, administers the Head Start program, operates three day care centers, and administers a host of energy assistance programs to residents in need.