# Mayor brandon scott
First-time homebuyers in Baltimore may be eligible for $20,000 forgivable loan
A street in the Charles Village area in Baltimore, Maryland.(Flickr) The city is increasing first-time homebuyer assistance to $10,000 for eligible households and an additional $10,000 will go towards qualified homebuyers purchasing homes in impact investment areas.
Directive issued to decrease number of vacant homes in Baltimore after building collapsed killing three firefighters
(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Mayor Brandon M. Scott has issued a 30-day directive for all city agencies to conduct an internal review and provide City Administrator Chris Shorter with a full accounting of every effort they are engaged in to reduce the number of vacant properties in Baltimore.