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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.

“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

  1. Home Buying: A One-Stop (Work)Shop
    Thursday, April 11, 5:30 – 8:00 pm, Johns Hopkins Eastern

    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 13, 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.
    • Bus One is scheduled from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and will make stops in Southeast and Come Home Baltimore, in that order. Representatives from areas where stops will not be made (Greater Homewood, Banner, Preston Place, and Central Baltimore/Jubilee) will speak to riders on Bus One as we pass through these neighborhoods.
    • Bus Two is scheduled from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and will make stops in Greater Homewood, Banner Neighborhoods, and Central Baltimore, in that order. Representatives from areas where stops will not be made (Southeast, Come Home Baltimore, and Preston Place) will speak to riders on Bus Two as we pass through these neighborhoods.

Seating is limited for both the workshop and bus tours. To register, go to hrnt.jhu.edu/service/fasapregistration and select Bus One or Bus Two, depending on your interest, or call 443-997-7000.

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