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Live Near Your Work

Live Near Your Work (LNYW) is a benefit offered to the faculty and staff of Johns Hopkins University and Health System to assist with down payments and closing costs for homes in select neighborhoods surrounding the East Baltimore and Homewood campuses.

Why buy a home in Baltimore City?

Employees choose to buy homes closer to Johns Hopkins campuses so that they can:

  • Become more involved in their neighborhood and the community
  • Enjoy free time with friends and family in a dynamic environment that offers green space, entertainment, and unique retail options
  • Shorten the time spent traveling to work, stores, and restaurants

Baltimore’s housing market reflects the city’s growing population and popularity. The areas around the East Baltimore and Homewood campuses offer:

  • New construction homes from reputable builders
  • Opportunities to renovate historic homes
  • Properties that are move-in-ready

You can find whatever housing type interests you within the LNYW boundaries.

How can LNYW help me?

The Live Near Your Work (LNYW) program provides workshops and walking tours for employees so they know exactly how to take full advantage of available incentives and familiarize themselves with the neighborhoods. In order to successfully utilize the grant, follow the steps to apply for a LNYW grant. Be sure to contact LNYW when you start to consider purchasing a home in Baltimore City so all eligibility requirements are understood and the grant can be issued successfully.

Since 2008, the Johns Hopkins LNYW program has provided down payment and closing cost assistance to over 500 homebuyers, which has significantly impacted the economic footprint in many Baltimore City neighborhoods. Lifelong Baltimore residents, those new to the region, first-time homebuyers, second-time home buyers, and many more have successfully received LNYW grants totaling over $4,000,000.


Personal Story of Employee who Benefited from LNYW

Please note: grant amounts are subject to change.


Updated 3/22/2016

colorful Baltimore row houses