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File #: 21-0172    Version: 0 Name: Baltimore City Legacy Residents - Urban Homesteading Program
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 11/15/2021 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Baltimore City Legacy Residents - Urban Homesteading Program For the purpose of revitalizing Baltimore’s neighborhoods by reviving the Baltimore City Urban Homesteading Program for legacy residents; establishing the Program; specifying criteria for Program participants; creating Program procedures; defining certain terms; and generally related to the Baltimore City Urban Homesteading Program.
Sponsors: President Nicholas J. Mosby, Sharon Green Middleton, Robert Stokes, Sr., Danielle N. McCray, Mark Conway, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Eric T. Costello, Antonio Glover, Odette Ramos, John T. Bullock
Indexes: Legacy, Program, Residences
Attachments: 1. 21-0172~1st Reader, 2. Law 21-0172, 3. 21-0172 Urban Homesteading P4DR Testimony, 4. 21-0172 Real Estate, 5. Enterprise Community Partners - 21-0172, 6. Fight Blight Bmore - 21-0172, 7. P4DR - 21-0172, 8. Yuseff Griffin - 21-0172, 9. Sherri Pendleton - 21-0172, 10. Finance 21-0172_revenue, 11. MOCFS 21-0172, 12. DHCD 21-0172
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: President Mosby, Councilmembers Middleton, Stokes, McCray, Conway, Schleifer, Costello


A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Baltimore City Legacy Residents - Urban Homesteading Program
For the purpose of revitalizing Baltimore’s neighborhoods by reviving the Baltimore City Urban Homesteading Program for legacy residents; establishing the Program; specifying criteria for Program participants; creating Program procedures; defining certain terms; and generally related to the Baltimore City Urban Homesteading Program.
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By adding to
Article 13 - Housing and Urban Renewal
Section(s) 2C-1 through 2C-8, to be under the new subtitle designation,
“Subtitle 2C. Baltimore City Urban Homesteading Program”
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Recitals

Whereas, Baltimore City has an insidious history of uprooting Black families from their homes and their communities, beginning with the trade of enslaved people, which separated families and violently displaced tens of thousands of Black Marylanders;

Whereas, in 1866, Baltimore became the site of a branch of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company, a financial institution created to assist Black families with their finances at the end of the Civil War that was ultimately closed due to rampant fraud and abuse;

Whereas, Baltimore City was the home of the United States’ firs...

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