H.O.M.E.S is a coalition whose purpose is to increase home ownership for Baltimore’s working-class families by creating opportunity, jobs for the community, and affordable housing stock which will foster strong mixed-income neighborhoods and increase the city’s tax base, thereby improving living conditions for all Baltimore City residents.
How much should Baltimore City spend to:
- Reduce Vacant Homes
- Eliminate Blight
- Increase Home ownership
- Provide Job Opportunities and Mentorship
- Reduce Crime
What if we could get it all back? With interest.
Our mission is to ensure that monies that have been earmarked to help the community, actually help the community (by facilitating home ownership, jobs, opportunity, and training for people who actually live in the community.)
According to a Sun newspaper article, dated January 5, 2016, the City of Baltimore will spend $94 million in Maryland taxpayer dollars to demolish 4,000 houses and displace its residents. In other words, it will cost Baltimore City approximately $23,500 to destroy each house even though it has a documented lack of affordable housing. Instead, why not allow citizens to purchase homes for one dollar, while requiring them to take on a 1% interest direct renovation mortgage from the City of Baltimore or the State of Maryland while training the long-term unemployed in the building trades at a livable wage in the process. We believe that the 1% Dollar House/Dollar Lot Program is the best way to carry out the H.O.M.E.S. mission as stated above.
Utilizing this proven methodology, all funds expended will be returned to the treasury with 1% interest, so that ultimately the program costs nothing to the taxpayer, and in fact, the treasury will grow.
We’re always looking for the community’s support to help push our campaign further than we could ever imagine. Does that sound like you? Volunteer today and be a part of change.
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Join our team of like-minded everyday people who simply want a better world to live in. Where every voice is heard, every hand is held, and every soul is equal. You’re invited to join our cause.