Building and Strengthening Neighborhoods and People

Economic Development

Strong City works in priority areas of Baltimore where economic development efforts will have the greatest impact.


Healthy Neighborhoods

Healthy Neighborhoods is a citywide initiative that helps strong but undervalued Baltimore neighborhoods increase home values, market their communities, create high standards for property improvements, and forge strong connections among neighbors. In Greater Homewood, these neighborhoods are: Charles Village, Remington, Ednor Gardens and Waverly Village.

Our Healthy Neighborhoods are home to strong and growing public schools.  Click here to learn more!

For more information about the Healthy Neighborhoods program visit Buy a Home for details about receiving low-interest loans and incentives for both buying and renovating properties in one of our designated Healthy Neighborhoods.

Blight Elimination 

Strong City works with community leaders and Baltimore Housing to identify and abate the worst vacant and blighted properties that are negatively impacting quality of life and property values in our neighborhoods. Our Strategic Code Enforcement process involves targeting key dilapidated properties for attention from the Code Enforcement Legal Section in Baltimore City in order to maximize community impacts without using extraordinary amounts of city resources.

Top priority properties are often:

  • Properties with criminal activity, especially drug activity.
  • Severely deteriorated buildings (including commercial buildings), especially those with unkempt yards.
  • Properties with ownership issues such as estates and foreclosures.

Strong City’s Strategic Code Enforcement usually doesn’t get involved in situations that include only sanitation problems, though properties that have major building code violations often also have sanitation issues. Code violations should be reported by calling 311. We also encourage residents to contact our Neighborhood Revitalization Manager, Peter Duvall, at or 443-277-6277 to report code violations.

York Road Partnership

Strong City supports the communities along the York Road Corridor and the efforts of the York Road Partnership (YRP), who works to promote the vitality of Baltimore’s York Road community. Strong City recognizes the race and income divide represented by York Road and has committed the following resources to strengthen York Road neighborhoods

  • Full-time Community Builder working to strengthen community associations and block captain networks
  • Involve many more community members in the work of YRP action committees
  • Staff time to the YRP Leadership committee and the Ad Hoz Liquor Committee
  • Additional resources to address blighted properties