Home Improvement Grants

One of the primary problems when doing a home improvement project is the cost to do the project correctly. Luckily, there may be a grant that will help you offset the expense.

Use These Home Improvement Grants to Cover Your Next Project

Civic Works |

Civic Works is the gateway to free and reduced-cost home energy efficiency and solar energy programs.  Our home energy efficiency services include: energy-saving kit installs, energy audits, whole-house weatherization and critical home repairs.

Project Lightbulb

Project lightbulb is quick home energy check up where an energy conservationist will enter your home and upgrade upto 12 LED light bulbs, low flow shower heads, faucet aerators and pipe wrap insulation. This is a quick and easy energy upgrade to help you save money on your energy bill and reduce your energy use. For more information click here.

Home Energy Audits

An energy audit is an assessment of your home that takes a look at current energy consumption and then identifies energy efficiency measures that you can conduct to make your home more efficient. An energy auditor can assess where your home is losing the most energy, and then proposes improvements to make to help save energy – and reduce your utility bills.

Professional energy audits can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours to complete, depending on the size of your home. These professional auditors use a variety of tools to establish problem areas within your property, and come up with a list of suggested measures and actions that you can take in order to make your home more efficient. For more information click here.

Point of contact: If you should have any questions or need assistance, feel free to call or text Quandra Gaines at 410-929-6184 or via email at qgaines@civicworks.com

Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development

DHCD is dedicated to helping homeowners and landlords make repairs to their homes to address emergencies, code violations and health and safety issues. Their programs help eligible low- and moderate-income applicants finance home improvements including the repair and replacement of roofing, heating, plumbing and electrical systems, energy efficiency measures, lead hazard reduction, and disability accessibility modifications.


Energy efficiency improvements that lower utility bills and make homes safer and more comfortable. Available for eligible owner-and tenant-occupied properties. 

Housing Rehabilitation and Repairs 

Repairs that address emergencies, code violations, and health and safety issues for owner-occupied properties. Available only for eligible owner-occupied properties. 

Lead Hazard Reduction

Lead remediation for eligible owner- and tenant-occupied properties. Household must include a pregnant woman or a child under 6. Available for eligible owner-and tenant-occupied properties. 

Tax Sale Prevention

DHCD’s Tax Sale Services Coordination and Prevention division assists homeowners in avoiding tax sale and in understanding and navigating the tax sale process

To apply for any of the above services, apply online or complete the pre-application form and send it to:

LIGHT Intake & Assessment Unit
417 East Fayette Street, Suite 1125
Baltimore, MD 21202

or email to: dhcd.light@baltimorecity.gov

If you have any questions, please contact us at (410) 396-3023.

Banner Neighborhoods |


To empower east Baltimore communities with life-enriching programs for youth and older adults.

Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors Program

Banner is now accepting referrals for our Senior Housing Program!

Do you know a senior age 65 & older, who owns their home, in need of housing upgrades?
Contact us today at 443-826-9578 to begin your application today!

Now servicing areas: 21205, 21224, 21213, 21231, 21202, 21222