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ENCOURAGE BUSINESSES + HOME OWNERSHIP BY ALL INCOME LEVELS
r e s o u r c e s:

  1. small business incubators, greater baltimore incubators

a c t i o n s:

  1. institute a case-wise, micro-credit program
  2. mortgages for first time home buyers, incentives offered by neighborhood banks, realtors incentives to buy within neighborhoods

DIVERSE HOUSING STOCK OF SINGLE FAMILY, APARTMENTS, CONDOS, SHARED HOUSING, AFFORDABLE HOUSING
r e s o u r c e s:

  1. baltimore housing
  2. live baltimore home center
  3. cohousing, the cluster of houses with the common building
  4. affordable housing, enterprise green communities
  5. baltimore neighborhoods inc. working for justice in housing

a c t i o n s:

  1. larger single family homes offer garage apartments to students, singles, low income families

SUPPORT QUALITY MIX OF FOOD, RETAIL, OFFICE + RESIDENTIAL SPACE TO DIVERSIFY INCOME
r e s o u r c e s:

  1. historic ellicott city

a c t i o n s:

  1. provide amenities within walking + biking distance

NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS ALLIANCES
r e s o u r c e s:

  1. chesapeake sustainable business alliance
  2. hampden merchants
  3. federal hill businesses
  4. catonsville chamber of commerce

a c t i o n s:

COMMERCIAL / RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT
r e s o u r c e s:

  1. business alliance for local living economies

a c t i o n s:

  1. loft buildings, artist studios
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