Live Baltimore will host its fourth homebuying incentive event of 2015, from which ten $5,000 downpayment and closing cost grants will be made available. The event will include walking tours of Northwest Baltimore’s historic Ashburton neighborhood; as well as a city-living fair with representatives from Baltimore City Housing, the State of Maryland, mortgage lenders, real estate brokerages, and area neighborhood groups. For the first time, tours will be self-guided— featuring recorded narrations via ‘Guide by Cell’ technology.

WHAT:     City Living Starts Here: $5,000 Homebuying Incentive Event

WHO:       Live Baltimore, in partnership with Baltimore City Housing

WHEN:     11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, July 18, 2015

WHERE:   United House of Prayer for All People, 3401 Edgewood Rd, Baltimore, 21215

WHY:        Attendance at this event makes homebuyers eligible to apply for $5,000 in downpayment and closing cost assistance from the City of Baltimore. The ten incentives available through this event may be used anywhere in the city. The cost to attend is $10 with online registration at or at the door. Full incentive details are available at

City Living Starts Here is a homebuying incentive included in the City of Baltimore’s B-HiP Initiative.

Reporters, photographers, and camera crews are welcome.

About Live Baltimore

Live Baltimore is a nationally recognized, independent nonprofit organization committed to promoting the benefits of Baltimore City living. Each year, Live Baltimore provides thousands of individuals with information on the city’s 250+ neighborhoods, rental living options, homebuying incentive programs, historic tax credits, and more. For more information, visit

PRONUNCIATION NOTE: Live Baltimore’s name is pronounced with a short “I” sound, as in “I live in Baltimore City.”

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