Rediscovering Baltimore City’s communities.
Come Home Baltimore is a privately funded Initiative that is rebuilding entire Baltimore City neighborhoods. First and foremost we are a housing developer. Come Home Baltimore acquires vacant, abandoned, and neglected housing stock, matches it to a new market rate owner occupants and then custom builds those houses into the home of those owner’s dreams.
Since 2010 we have been the Vanguard for bringing 10,000 families back to Baltimore.
What sets Come Home Baltimore apart from most other housing developers in Baltimore is that, we wear our commitment to community on our sleeve. Sure we developing better than new, market rate housing. But our Foundation also works tirelessly to foster forward thinking, sustainable community development, and encourages real grassroots social change by collaborating with like-minded for and non-profit organizations.
Housing developer – Real Estate investment fund.
The Come Home Baltimore Fund, our for-profit building arm, acquires neglected and abandoned houses using private money and transforms them in to “better than new” homes.
We reconstruct and sell fully renovated, luxurious, energy efficient homes with a list of amenities that is awe-inspiring. Our homes are customized to the specifications of each new buyer and come with 10 year home warranties standard. Not only does Come Home Baltimore build and sell amazing homes, we also make them uncommonly easy to own. From day one, our Home Ownership Specialists work with you to quickly and easily get you prequalified for financing, identify and procure tax incentives and grants, and ultimately get you into the home of your dreams.
If you would like more information on owning a home in Oliver, contact:
Karim Harried – CHB Home Ownership Specialist
If you would like more information on investing in the Come Home Baltimore Fund, contact:
David Borinsky – Come Home Baltimore Fund
The Come Home Baltimore Veteran Partnership
You may find more information on the Come Home Baltimore Fund and it’s programs, projects and partners on “the Veteran Partnership” page.
More information about Come Home Baltimore.
Redeveloping housing and community must go hand and hand.
The COME HOME BALTIMORE FUND utilizes the natural resources of an undervalued, underappreciated community in the transformation of urban neighborhoods. COME HOME BALTIMORE is the brainchild of entrepreneur/green activist and Baltimore native David Borinsky, and Earl Johnson.
COME HOME BALTIMORE seeks to:
- Develop a replicable/profitable program that leads to a low-crime, economically integrated neighborhood with no displacement of longtime residents
- Direct a cadre of skilled/committed rehabbers
- Utilize high-quality yet affordable green building practices
- Restore “sustainable,” child- and elderly-friendly neighborhoods to city tax rolls
COME HOME BALTIMORE’s contractors and construction managers have mastered sustainable renovation equipment and materials. Each individual rehabilitation incorporates high-quality green building practices and materials for dozens of previously boarded-up rowhomes. Standard green features include: spring-form insulation, energy efficient windows and high efficiency heating systems. Critically important as well is that the green buildings enhance indoor air quality and lower utility costs.
Because COME HOME BALTIMORE has expanded the concept of “green building” beyond small-scale renovation, it has also necessitated the utilization of “outside-the-box” resources: city planners, community leaders, government officials, etc. A commitment to resident participation involves constant interaction with the community.
Concurrent with the rehabilitation of individual rowhomes, COME HOME BALTIMORE works with churches, veterans groups and other community leaders to engage residents, area college students and other stakeholders. Priorities include encouraging previous residents, or those with other family ties to the area, to “come home” by purchasing a newly rehabbed dwelling.
Priorities also include supporting afterschool and other educational programs, supporting the creation of public “green spaces”/community gardens, and encouraging planning for an Aging-in-Place program for elderly residents. We have asked city planners to contribute innovative solutions for infrastructure management and efficient infrastructure development. The consequent “sustainable” neighborhood growth contributes to the city tax coffers, provides training for formerly unemployed residents and creates value for existing homeowners.
With all that, the transformation that is beginning to take place in Oliver is also the result of solid planning and financing. Currently, banks are not lending money for small-scale development in urban neighborhoods—the financial marketplace is closed. COME HOME BALTIMORE has found a solution to this problem. Its equity investors are impressed with the quick turnaround of its houses, and continue to lend their financial support as COME HOME BALTIMORE salvages some of Baltimore’s best real estate.
David Borinsky Bio-
DAVID BORINSKY is the chief executive officer of The Come Home Baltimore Fund and co-founder of the Come Home Baltimore Foundation. His near and medium term ambitions are to develop a replicable/profitable homebuilding program that leads to a low-crime, economically integrated neighborhoods with no displacement of longtime residents. David’s long term ambition is to find a full time paying position teaching kindergarten.
Mr. Borinsky, a lawyer, served as the chairman of the tax department at Gordon Feinblatt, a law firm with large real estate and financial services practices, before starting his real estate company in 2006. As a lawyer, he lectured and wrote frequently on nonprofits, business planning and real estate. He has also served on the Maryland State Bar ethics committee. He received his college and law degrees from the University of Virginia and a Master’s degree from New York University School of Law.
David is a lifelong resident of Baltimore City and has been active over the years in many local charities and nonprofits.
How to contact us:
To find out about buying a home in Oliver or to request a property showing contact:
CHB Home ownership Specialists
1400 North Bond Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21213
For information on investing with the Come Home Baltimore Fund and for more on how we are using private money to rediscover Baltimore’s historic neighborhoods contact:
Come Home Baltimore Fund
4639 Falls Road, Suite 2
Baltimore, MD 21209
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