Housing Mobility Counseling
The housing mobility counseling offered by the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program has three main components: pre-move counseling, housing search assistance, and post-move counseling. These services are offered to help participants to prepare to enter the housing rental market in high-opportunity areas throughout the Baltimore region, find a suitable unit in one of these areas; and adjust to life in a new community.
The pre-move counseling program currently has two main elements: a workshop series and a one-on-one session with a counselor. The workshop series are two-hour meetings—an orientation session, followed by six interactive workshops. These workshops currently include:
- Going for your Goals
- Credit Education
- Banking and Budgeting
- Home Maintenance
- Landlord - Tenant Relations
- Conducting a Successful Housing Search
Housing Search Assistance
BRHP provides housing search assistance to new and existing voucher holders. A workshop is held once a month to help participants in their search process. Additionally, if clients need transportation to a unit or would like someone to meet with them and the landlord, our Housing Search counselors can help. Please feel free to call them for advice or to schedule an appointment. Click here for staff directory.
Participants in the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program have the benefit of two years of intensive post-move counseling support. Also, families making a subsequent move also receive additional counseling services. Our post-move counselors conduct routine check-ins, both on the phone and in-person; mediate conflicts between tenants and landlords and provide support for other difficulties; and hold workshops for those families planning to make a subsequent move.
- Change of Address Form
- HUD Housing Discrimination Complaint Form
- Optional Contact Information Form
- Utility Allowance
- Wait List Change of Information Packet