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  • 1.
  • 2. The Baltimore Award
    Total Living Cities Funding
    $2.77 million in grants
    $15 million in program-related investments and commercial debt
    Goal: Reconnect low-income Baltimore City residents who are predominantly African American to the regional economy, maximize the linkage between physical and human capital development, and to reinvest in targeted inner-core neighborhoods so that they become regionally competitive, economically diverse, sustainable communities of choice.
  • 3. Baltimore Integration Partnership
    CBP
    EBDI
    Red Line
  • 4. Baltimore Integration PartnershipBuilding on Reinvestment Models
    East Baltimore Development
    $340 million in total investment
    220 new units of housing
    300,000 SF Life Sciences Facility
    500-Bed 22 Story residency for grad students
    New East Baltimore Community School
    MD Public Health Laboratory
    Community Arts Education Facility
  • 5. Baltimore Integration PartnershipBuilding on Reinvestment Models
    East Baltimore Development
    Strong Resident Engagement
    Family Advocacy and Support Services
    Workforce Development/Economic Inclusion
    355 active residents in workforce pipeline
    275 Cumulative Job Placements
  • 6. Baltimore Integration PartnershipExpanding Infrastructure
    Central Baltimore Partnership
    Coalition of neighborhood, private, public, and institutional interests that are implementing a comprehensive community development strategy
    5 Point Plan for CBP (paraphrased)
    • Foster commercial development
    • 7. Improve opportunities for residents
    • 8. Promote thriving residential market (market and affordable)
    • 9. Increase engagement of anchor institutions
    • 10. Build capacity to implement community development strategies
  • Baltimore Integration PartnershipStructuring Future Opportunities
    Red Line Corridor
    Planned 14 mile East West Transit Light Rail Line
    2014 projected construction start date
    Pending FTA approval for preliminary engineering
    $2.1 billion in economic activity
    9,801 projected direct jobs / 15,006 total jobs
    2008 Community Compact
    New City and State community and economic empowerment officers
  • 11. CollaborationThe BIP Partnership
    Coordinator
    Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
    Public
    College/University
    Johns Hopkins University
    State of Maryland
    City of Baltimore
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    University of Baltimore
    Nonprofit
    Philanthropic
    Annie E. Casey Foundation
    Job Opportunities Task Force
    Associated Black Charities
    East Baltimore Development, Inc
    The Goldseker Foundation
    Central Maryland Transportation Alliance
    Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative
    Central Baltimore Partnership
    Baltimore Neighborhood Collaborative
    Community Development Financial Institution
    The Reinvestment Fund
  • 12. TRF Profile
    The Reinvestment Fund builds wealth and opportunity for low-income people and places through the promotion of socially and environmentally responsible development.
    Business Lines
    Lending & Investing
    • $1 billion in cumulative investments and loans throughout the mid-Atlantic
    • 13. Currently manages $700 millionin capital, with nearly830 investors
    Policy &
    Information Services
    Real Estate Development
    PolicyMap
  • 14. Implementing the BIP
    A central goal of the BIP is to facilitate, in partnership with area employers and developers, an integrated investment in both communities and residents by helping finance revitalization projects that provide employment opportunities or other benefits for low-income area residents. The BIP seeks to build on and connect existing assets, infrastructure, and area community partners to accomplish this including:
    Anchor Institutions
    Transit Oriented Development
    Existing Investment/Market Strength
    Community Partners/Infrastructure (EBDI/CBP)
    BIP Partners
    The BIP can provide employers and developers:
    Project Development Lending
    Connections to Workforce Providers and Job Ready Area Residents
    Co-Investment in Job Training
  • 15. Implementing the BIP
    Target Areas Eligible for Capital
    New CBP Workforce Outreach
    Existing EBDI Enhanced Workforce Training
    Future Workforce Focus
  • 16. TRF’s Baltimore Integration Partnership products:
    Pre-Development Loans
    Acquisition, Construction/Bridge Loans
    Small Business loans
    Semi-Permanent Loans
    New Market Tax Credit eligible loans and financing
    Projects must meet two of these four criteria:
    Create short or long term employment opportunities for low-income area residents;
    Offer opportunities for low-income area residents/employees to build equity
    Increase/improve neighborhood amenities and services to create opportunity and deliver tangible benefits to low-income residents;
    Make improvements to community conditions by addressing blight and vacant property through new construction and/or rehabilitation of existing uses based on a community plan or demonstrated community support.
    ImplementationProject Development Lending
  • 17. Developers/borrowers must work towards a set of goals to maximize the investment’s return for area communities and residents. These goals include:
    27% of contracting must be dedicated to African American Business Enterprises.
    Inclusion of a local workforce as part of construction of the project.
    The BIP and the developer/borrower will jointly develop a Workforce Resources and Inclusion Plan identifying any planned hiring opportunities and reflecting how inclusion goals will be achieved prior to loan closing.
    ImplementationProject Development Lending
  • 18. ImplementationConnections to Providers and Residents
    BIP is reaching out to job seekers in Central and East Baltimore and providing connections to employment opportunities identified through the initiative;
    The BIP will work with developers and employers to identify specific opportunities for low income area residents such as project related construction jobs or longer term positions that can lead to a career;
    BIP partners can provide local pre-screened, pre-qualified, job ready area residents for hiring consideration.
    Workforce partners:
    • City of Baltimore MOED; EBDI; CBP
    • 19. JumpStart – a pre-apprenticeship construction training program;
    • 20. Other organizations like the BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc. and Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Health Care
  • Connect low income residents to employment opportunities via appropriate, high quality occupational training that meets the needs of employers for a skilled workforce.
    Fund Purposes:
    Hard skills/ occupational training for residents of the BIP target areas/partner communities that is tied to a specific job commitment from an employer or developer (customized or on the job training)
    Pre-bridge or bridge remediation in literacy and numeracy for a particular candidate or population from partner communities, if tied to a specific job placement/commitment
    Coaching for incumbent workers if leads to career advancement and increased wages.
    Needs co-investment and commitments from employers.
    ImplementationWorkforce Development Training Fund
  • 21. Implementing the BIPPartnering with Anchor Institutions
    Anchor Institutions influence the BIP Target Areas
    Eastside (JHH),
    Central Baltimore (UB, MICA, and JHU)
    Westside (UMB).
    Opportunity: Build on proximity of these institutions as influencing agents in the target areas for the revitalization and the workforce development opportunities that they may offer particularly through:
    Local hiring practices
    Procurement activities (local small businesses)
    Capital investments (both revitalization and job opportunities)
  • 22. Implementing the BIPSystems Change / New Normal
    Seeking to create sustainability of integration of capital and workforce.
    Policy shifts at Anchor Institutions
    Policy considerations in City Hall, Annapolis and DC.
    Economic inclusion policies and practices that better structure local hiring opportunities within public financing of capital projects.
    Increased investments in worker training that lead to real jobs
    A broader view of community development that includes human capital development as key to future growth/ prosperity
  • 23. Appendix
  • 24. BIP CommunitiesCommunity Context - Population
    2000 2010
    City 651,154 620,961
    BIP 50,756 44,441
    Source: Baltimore City Planning Department compilation of 2010 Census Data. Data for BIP communities includes the total for the entire neighborhoods that are within BIP target areas. Actual figures for BIP not yet available.
  • 25. BIP CommunitiesCommunity Context - Race
    2010 Percent Population by Race
    City BIP
    White 28% 18%
    Black/African-American 63% 72%
    Asian 2.3% 5%
    Other .5% .4%
    Two or More 1.7% 1.8%
    Hispanic 4.2% 2.7%






    Source: Baltimore City Planning Department compilation of 2010 Census Data. Data for BIP communities includes the total for the entire neighborhoods that are within BIP target areas. Actual figures for BIP not yet available.
  • 26. BIP CommunitiesCommunity Context - Housing
    2008 Housing Typology
    Median Sales Price*
    2007 2010
    City $153,000 $110,000
    Region $273,000 $235,000
    *Source: Metropolitan Regional Information Systems. The Reinvestment Fund
  • 27. BIP CommunitiesCommunity Context – Income
    2009 Median Household Income
    TargetArea
    City
    *Source: The Reinvestment Fund’s PolicyMap
  • 28. BIP CommunitiesCommunity Context - Unemployment
    JHU Study of Central Baltimore*
    As of 2007:
    • Population 3614
    • 29. Unemployment Rate: 22%
    • 30. Less than HS Diploma 51.2%
    Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation*Schachtel, Marsha, “Potential for Resident Employment in Partner Universities and Affiliates,” April 7, 2010
  • 31. Contact Information
    Kurt Sommer
    Baltimore Integration Partnership
    Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
    2 East Read Street, 2nd Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-727-1205 x 1202
    ksommer@abagrantmakers.org
    www.baltimorepartnership.org
    Dana Johnson
    The Reinvestment Fund
    2 East Read Street, 1st Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-783-1110
    dana.johnson@trfund.com
    www.trfund.com

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