Recent News

Mayor Issues Directive to Address Vacant Houses

Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced an official directive to all City agencies to conduct an internal review of all operations, procedures, and processes connected to how the City government deals with vacant houses.


City Announces Point-In-Time Count of People Experiencing Homelessness in Baltimore

The Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS) announced that Baltimore City will conduct its Point-In-Time (PIT) Count of people experiencing homelessness on Saturday, February 26, 2022. The PIT Count, which will begin at 5:00 p.m., seeks to count and survey all Baltimoreans sleeping and sheltering in places not meant for human habitation. 


Baltimore Receives $20 Million for Economic Mobility and Housing Equity

Mayor Brandon M. Scott joined JPMorgan Chase, Deputy Mayor for Health, Equity, and Human Services Faith Leach, Emi Reyes from the Latino Economic Development Center, and Bree Jones, Founder and CEO of Parity Homes, to announce a $20 million commitment from JPMorgan Chase towards economic equity and mobility in Baltimore City.


Mayor Scott Announces New Deputy City Administrator

The Scott administration announced the departure of Deputy City Administrator Daniel Ramos from the Mayor’s Office. Chichi Nyagah-Nash, currently the Director at the Department of General Services, will serve as the new Deputy City Administrator.


Mayor Scott Swears in New Members for the Commission on Aging and Retirement Education

Friday evening, Mayor Brandon M. Scott swore in members of the Commission on Aging and Retirement Education. 


Statement on Deadly Fire in the 200 Block of South Stricker Street

When responding to a 2-alarm fire in a vacant row-home on the 200 block of South Stricker Street, a partial collapse occurred and four Baltimore City Fire Department Firefighters were trapped inside. 

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Baltimore City Fire Department Chief Niles R. Ford released statements.


Mayor Releases Child Fatality Review Report, Invests in Systemic Change to Save Lives

Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Baltimore City Health Department Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement Director Shantay Jackson, and Adam Rosenberg, Executive Director for Lifebridge Health’s Center for Hope, announced the publication of the City’s 2021 Child Fatality Review (CFR) Report. 


Statement on Eastern District Quadruple Shooting

On January 19, 2022, at approximately 7:25 p.m., Eastern District patrol officers responded to the 2400 block of East Monument Street, for a Shot Spotter alert.


Mayor and Sustainability Office Release Carbon-Neutral Goals for Baltimore City

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Director of the Office of Sustainability, Lisa McNeilly, announced an updated set of goals for Baltimore City’s Climate Action Plan.


Mayor and Health Department Distribute Free At-Home Test Kits to the Community

On Saturday, January 15, 2022, Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Baltimore City Health Department will partner with the Enoch Pratt Free Library to distribute free at-home test kits to Baltimore City residents.