Since its founding in 2003 to manage the project, East Baltimore Development Inc. has relocated 584 families to healthier neighborhoods and cleared 31 acres.
A case-management model of family services provides residents with access to legal, financial, housing and employment counseling. Workforce development and educational initiatives are expanding economic opportunities for residents.
In Spring 2008, the first building in the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins opened for biotechnology tenants, and as of Summer 2009, 220 new residential units were available for leasing and homeownership.
In August 2009, EBDI opened a new public elementary school that will serve neighborhood children and the community at large. The school will operate in temporary quarters in the EBDI footprint while a 7-acre campus for the permanent school is under construction.