April 2, 2012

Take a tour, visit houses … Live Near Your Work

House hunting? The Office of Work, Life and Engagement has several upcoming events aimed at helping employees purchase a home close to a Johns Hopkins campus in Baltimore.

To get a better sense of the Live Near Your Work program areas, a bus tour will be held on Saturday, April 14. Participants will tour homes and learn about the various neighborhoods from program officials and community association representatives. Those on the tour will also have the opportunity to learn how to qualify for up to $17,000 in grants toward a down payment or closing costs through the university’s LNYW program, and find out about other home-buying incentives available through the Healthy Neighborhoods organization. The first bus will leave from the Johns Hopkins at Eastern upper parking lot at 9 a.m. and the second at 10 a.m. Each tour will last three and a half hours.

Later this spring, the Live Near Your Work program will host walking tours of selected neighborhoods and for-sale homes. The first will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, in Highlandtown, near Patterson Park. Future tours will take place from June to October.

Those who attend the bus tour or upcoming walking tour event can receive an additional $1,000 toward the down payment/closing costs of a home in the A, B or C target areas. The buyer must settle on or before June 30, 2013.

For more information, go to web.jhu.edu/lnyw.