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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 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.