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Live Near Your Work Marks Million-Dollar Milestone

Dec. 16, 2021 | Program has awarded $1 million to UMB employees to help make dreams of home ownership a reality.


Aug. 17, 2020 | Druid Heights and Heritage Crossing added to successful homeownership initiative.

Live Near Your Work Grants Helps 14 More UMB Homebuyers

Feb. 19, 2020 | Program has given closing cost and down payment assistance to 34 employees since its relaunch in January 2018.

Live Near Your Work Program Touts 20 Homeowners in 2018

Jan. 15, 2019 | Dawn Rhodes, MBA, chief business and finance officer and vice president, is thrilled with the Year 1 results of UMB’s improved homebuying assistance grant.

Live Near Your Work Grant Recipients Settle into Southwest Baltimore

Oct. 4, 2018 | Since its launch in late January 2018, UMB’s improved Live Near Your Work Program has helped 13 University employees buy homes amid seven targeted Southwest Baltimore neighborhoods.

Community Partners Pitch In with UMB's Live Near Your Work Program

July 23, 2018 | UMB’s Live Near Your Work Program community partners help University employees navigate the purchasing process that moves from shopping to sale to settlement.

Grantee Wells Sings Praises of UMB’s Live Near Your Work Program

June 28, 2018 | Tara Wells of the School of Nursing is the latest UMB employee to take advantage of the improved Live Near Your Work Program, using the $18,500 grant to help buy a rowhouse in Pigtown.

Live Near Your Work Grant Hits Home as UMB Employees Buy Houses

May 15, 2018 | UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, said he expected the revised grant from UMB – which increased from $2,500 to $16,000 — to be a “game-changer” for the program when applications opened in late January. After 3½ months, the game indeed has changed in a big way — and UMB employees Vonetta Edwards, PhD, and C. Steven Douglas, MA, MLS, can attest to that. 

UMB Spring Fest 'Shows What We Can Do Together'

May 10, 2018 | The University of Maryland, Baltimore's (UMB) Neighborhood Spring Festival on May 5 was enjoyed by more than 400 West Baltimore residents on the grassy lawn next to the University’s Community Engagement Center (CEC). The event, in its third year, is sponsored by the UMB Council for the Arts & Culture, of which Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan is honorary chairperson, and UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD.

Archdiocese of Baltimore Plans to Build First New Catholic School in City in More than 50 Years

April 30, 2018 | After years of shuttering schools amid declining enrollment and budget constraints, the Archdiocese of Baltimore is planning to build its first new Catholic school in the city in more than 50 years. The school will be built on the site of the former public Lexington Terrace Elementary School, which was torn down in 1997 as part of a broader neighborhood redevelopment project in Poppleton. 

Live Baltimore Tours Hollins Market With UMB Employee

April 19, 2018 | On the final Friday of every month, Live Baltimore heads out of the office and into one of Baltimore's 278 neighborhoods. Each month, we love what we find! March was no different. This month's Final Friday took us to Hollins Market in Southwest Baltimore. We began our visit by speaking with our generous host, Ashley Vallis, and her friendly neighbors about the perks of city life in her community.

Neighborhood Lights Comes to Hollins Market

April 12, 2018 | It was a weekend of bright lights in the big city as neighbors, community leaders, and local businesses participated in Light City's Neighborhood Lights, a community artist-in-residence program, across 14 neighborhoods April 6-8.

Southwest Partnership Housing Fair on March 25 Features UMB's LNYW Program

March 19, 2018 | The Southwest Partnership, one of the community partners in UMB’s Live Near Your Work (LNYW) Program, is holding a spring housing fair on Sunday, March 25, at the UM BioPark. The fair is open to the general public and will feature a presentation about the University’s improved LNYW grant, information about Southwest Baltimore neighborhoods from residents and community leaders, tours of homes for sale in the area, and more.

UMB Employee Lawson is First to Buy House in Improved Live Near Your Work Program

March 16, 2018 | Living in an apartment in Charles Village, near the Johns Hopkins University campus where she went to college, Shea Lawson had to take four buses and sometimes more than an hour to get to and from her job as a research project coordinator at the Brain and Tissue Bank at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Exploring Southwest Baltimore: the Winter 2017 Trolley Tour

Feb. 2, 2018 | On Saturday, Jan.27, we hosted the Winter 2018 Trolley Tour at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Hundreds of homebuyers flocked to the event to learn about Baltimore neighborhoods. 

Mayor Promotes UMB's ‘Live Near Your Work’

Jan. 26, 2018 | Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh praised the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) for its effort to encourage employees to “Live Near Your Work” in a post to her official Facebook account that urges others to spread the word.

‘Live Near Your Work’ Benefits Touted as Improved Program Kicks Off

Jan. 16, 2018 | Bill Joyner, MSW ’14, coordinator in UMB’s Office of Community Engagement, knows a thing or two about living and working in Baltimore, so he’s a compelling advocate for the University’s improved Live Near Your Work (LNYW) Program.

Improved Live Near Your Work Program Offers up to $18,500 Grant

Jan. 9, 2018 | The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is launching its improved Live Near Your Work (LNYW) Program, which offers homebuying assistance to UMB employees while showing the University’s commitment to the community, with an informational kickoff event Thursday, Jan. 11, at 3 p.m. at the SMC Campus Center, Elm Ballroom A.