"Helping Me to Build Myself Up"

Friday, October 26, 2012

Photo of NicoleIn 2009, Nicole (last name has been withheld) moved from the Druid Hill area of Baltimore City to Columbia, Maryland as a participant in the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program.The Baltimore Housing Mobility Program began in 2003, as HUD was tasked with crafting a more regional approach that would give residents in public housing access to integrated, mixed-income neighborhoods.

BHMP is open to Housing Choice Voucher Program participants (formerly known as Section 8) and public housing residents. More than 1500 participants have relocated to surburban areas in the Baltimore region since the program began.

In this interview Nicole describes why she chose to participate in the program.