Key’s Pointe Project in Baltimore Receives $2.9M in ARPA Funding

More affordable housing is coming to Baltimore, with the help of $2.9M in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. The funding will go toward a new phase of the Key’s Pointe development. AHC Greater Baltimore (AHC-GB) and our development partner The Michaels Organization (TMO) are leading the project in partnership with the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC)—a redevelopment of the O’Donnell Heights, a public housing community in Southeast Baltimore. 

AHC-GB and TMO have been redeveloping the massive 62-acre revitalization project in phases and already have constructed 144 townhome-style homes. The 60 apartments that are part of this next phase will replace the existing public housing, along with market affordable apartments. 

In April, Mayor Brandon Scott joined Councilmember Zeke Cohen, HABC President & CEO Janet Abrahams, Senate President Bill Ferguson, Delegate Brooke Lierman, O’Donnell Heights residents, and AHC and TMO project staff to announce the ARPA funding award for Key’s Pointe/O’Donnell Heights. 

“I am honored to be able to fill the gap and fulfill the city’s commitment to its long-time residents in the O’Donnell Heights community. This is an exciting development,” said Mayor Brandon Scott. “Once again, we are maximizing the impact of our ARPA allocation to help those most in need in our city.” 

AHC Greater Baltimore Director Mary Claire Davis has been leading the project. “As we move forward with the next phase, we’re excited to continue our long-term commitment to the O’Donnell Heights residents and surrounding communities, in partnership with TMO and HABC,” she said. “We are grateful to Councilmember Zeke Cohen for his passionate support of this project and community – and to Mayor Brandon Scott’s financial commitment of ARPA funds toward this effort.”  

Phase 2A of Key’s Pointe will construct 62 units of mixed-income rental homes. Thirty-one of these homes will be dedicated to current and relocated O’Donnell Heights residents. The remaining homes will be available to households earning 60% of the area median income (AMI) and less.  

Background 

The HABC selected AHC-GB and development partner TMO nearly 10 years ago to redevelop O’Donnell Heights, originally built in 1942 as WWII worker housing, converting to public housing after the war. Visit the Key’s Point development project page for more information.