The Baltimore Housing Mobility Program
The Baltimore Housing Mobility Program, operated by the Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership (BRHP) combines federal housing vouchers with mobility counseling to assist families from Baltimore City who are interested in moving to communities of opportunity throughout Central Maryland make a successful move. BRHP assists qualified families to move from areas of concentrated poverty and obtain high quality and affordable housing in communities with strong schools, low crime, and ample job opportunities and to overcome barriers that have traditionally excluded voucher families from these neighborhoods.
BRHP’s housing vouchers can be used regionally - in high opportunity areas in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties, in addition to Baltimore City. Unlike regular voucher programs, we also provide extensive counseling to our participants, most of whom are residents of low-income neighborhoods in Baltimore when they enter the program. The program primarily serves families with children under eight years old, which maximizes the educational benefits that opportunity areas provide.
Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership Statement on the Passing of U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings
The Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership mourns with the Baltimore region and the nation in the passing of our honorable hometown hero and champion, Congressman Elijah Cummings. Congressman Cummings dedicated his life to uplifting, empowering, and serving Baltimoreans and serves as a gold standard for our organization, and so many of us, on what it means to be a servant of people.
Congressman Cummings fought for basic human rights and equity for all, regardless of background and economic status. We are eternally grateful for his leadership and early support of the settlement agreement of the landmark public housing segregation lawsuit Thompson v HUD that enabled the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program to ensure over 5,000 Baltimoreans have a chance and a choice to thrive.
Having personally known the legacy of segregation and discrimination in our city and its impact on life outcomes, Congressman Cummings was a fierce and unwavering champion for our city, region, and many of our community members who often get overlooked. He saw the best in Baltimore and the urgency for all Baltimoreans to reach their full potential.
We mourn the loss of a momentous leader in Congressman Cummings and honor his life and legacy by continuing the good fight in creating access to opportunity for a better life for all Baltimoreans.
We send our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.
Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership