The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is the organization responsible for coordinating several programs that provide funding to developers who are committed to providing affordable housing in Baltimore City. These programs include the HOME Investment Partnership Program and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger has certified that he, his spouse, and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested. The requested funding will support capacity expansion and evidence-based intervention method programs that address behavioral health, substance use, and violence prevention for youth in the areas of southeastern Baltimore County and southern Baltimore City. The Office of Project Finance provides funding for the production of rental and sale housing opportunities to create decent, safe, and affordable housing for the citizens of Baltimore City.
This includes a project to improve passenger safety and capacity in an increasingly congested corridor and will ensure access to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Both elements of this project will improve the safety of the university campus, as well as the surrounding community of Towson, Maryland.The process of dismantling a dam and instituting stricter stormwater management controls with community participation is also being funded. This project serves as a model for similar projects in the state. Additionally, a curriculum is being funded to train students to help address the projected labor shortage and lack of diversity in the semiconductor industry.
The project is supported by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, which is a requirement in order to receive federal funding. Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each representative can request funding for up to 15 projects in their community, although only a few can receive funding. One such project is a unique opportunity to convert a pollution source into a protected green space that will support the recovery of Chesapeake Bay, increase Baltimore County's tree canopy, and provide residents of eastern Baltimore County with an oceanfront park. The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) coordinates several programs that provide funding to developers who are committed to providing affordable housing in Baltimore City. These programs are designed to create decent, safe, and affordable housing for citizens of Baltimore City. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger has submitted funding requests for important community projects in Maryland's Second District to the House Appropriations Committee for fiscal year 2024.