Help ACCM Build A Habitat Home!

ACCM is excited to announce its partnership with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake to work hand in glove to build a Habitat home! Habitat Chesapeake will cross paths with one of the nation’s top-ranking medical centers, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in a partnership to build affordable housing and to promote affordable homeownership.

The project launch represents the continuation of a new community development project in the Southwest Baltimore neighborhood of Pigtown. ACCM will support Habitat Chesapeake as Underwriter to a newly constructed home in the 1100 block of Ward Street, providing the crucial funds to transform this vacant lot into a beautiful home for a deserving family.

Over the coming months, staff from ACCM will also lend a hand on our construction site, insulating walls, hanging drywall, laying laminate flooring and more.

About the Project:

The 1ACCM house is located at 1154 Ward Street, in the Southwest Baltimore and is one of 3 units slotted new construction. In addition to sponsoring a home that will be sold to an individual or family within the 30% area median income range, Hopkins Medicine and the United Way of Central Maryland continues to provide wrap around services to the individuals of this program, and thereby contribute to its sustainability.




About Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake:

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake (habitatchesapeake.org) brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since 1982, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake has built more than 750 homes in 18 communities, providing a brighter future for 2,500 children and family members. Homeownership is proven to transform lives – improving health, increasing children’s chances of academic success and offering an opportunity to build wealth across generations. Likewise, homeownership enhances neighborhoods by bringing tangible investment, engaged, long-term residents, rising property values and a sense of community.

Our Work In Pigtown

Habitat Chesapeake’s work in Pigtown:

Since 2007, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake has renovated 23 existing homes and constructed 18 new homes in Pigtown. Much of this work has centered on the 1100 and 1200 blocks of Ward Street, where we are in the process of demolishing a series of vacant and badly deteriorated structures. These buildings will be replaced by new townhomes, as well as open space and parking for close partner, Paul’s Place Outreach Center, which offers a wide range of programs for the neighborhood. Habitat Chesapeake also partners with Pigtown Main Street to address infrastructure and public safety needs such as street lighting.