New to Baltimore? We Have Some Questions for You

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If you’re new to Baltimore — meaning you’ve moved to the city within the past three years — we know some people who want to hear from you.

Perhaps you’ve heard Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s oft-repeated claim that she wants to attract 10,000 more families to Baltimore City by the end of this decade. One crucial part of doing so involves figuring out what factors make Baltimore attractive (or unattractive) as a relocation option. If people are happy about the housing stock but unhappy about the public schools, the city government can adjust its resources accordingly.

That’s one reason the mayor’s office is supporting research by the University of Baltimore’s Neighborhood Indicators Alliance- Jacob France Institute (creators of the excellent Vital Signs 12 website) to survey new residents on why they moved to Baltimore, what’s working for them, and what’s not. The research, which is funded by the Goldseker Foundation, “seeks to identify policies that will help retain and attract residents in Baltimore City.”

So if you’re new (or new-ish) to Baltimore, add your valuable input here.



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