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Live Near Your Work Program Can Solve the Problem of Long Commute Times

Are you looking to buy a new home closer to work? The Office of Work, Life and Engagement is offering two opportunities to help you learn more about grants available from Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work (LNYW), participating neighborhoods, incentives offered by Baltimore City, and the home buying process.

Seating is limited for both the workshop and bus tour. To register, go to hrnt.jhu.edu/service/fasapregistration or call 443-997-7000.

1. Home Buying: A One-Stop (Work)Shop
Thursday, April 12, 5:30 – 8:00 pm, Johns Hopkins Eastern (B-102)

Learn from experienced realtors, housing counselors, home inspectors, title company representatives, and mortgage consultants during this fun and interactive seminar. Additionally, discover how you may qualify for up to $17,000 in grants towards your down payment or closing costs through the Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work program. Light dinner will be provided; free parking available. Co-sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

2. LNYW on Wheels
Saturday, April 14, 9:00 and 10:00 am bus tours, Johns Hopkins Eastern

Hop on the bus to tour the LNYW areas of Baltimore City. Learn about the neighborhoods and housing styles and tour homes. The first bus will leave at 9:00 am and return around 12:30 pm. The second bus will leave at 10:00 am and return around 1:30 pm. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the LNYW program. Representatives from Greater Homewood Community Corporation, the Southeast Community Development Corporation, Central Baltimore Partnership, Banner Neighborhoods, TRF Development Partners, and Preston Place will present information about their areas and the home-buying incentives available through Healthy Neighborhoods.

Seating is limited for both the workshop and bus tour. To register, go to hrnt.jhu.edu/service/fasapregistration or call 443-997-7000.

“Live Near Your Work gave me a chance to be the first person in my family to own a home. The grant from Johns Hopkins University, combined with other grants provided by Baltimore City, created enough funds to cover my down payment and some of the closing costs. The process was simple and painless. Now I can walk or bike to work and enjoy all of the diversity Baltimore has to offer. I’ll be forever grateful to this program for making my family’s dream of land ownership a reality.” – Sheila V. Graham

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