Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake has received a $1 million grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, of Owings Mills, that will go toward building and rehabbing homes in Baltimore.

“We are proud to receive support from the Weinberg Foundation to assist the financially disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals and families in our homeownership program,” said Habitat Chesapeake CEO Mike Posko.

The grant will go toward rehabilitating 56 vacant properties over two years, Posko said in a statement. The properties will be in three neighborhoods: Woodbourne-McCabe in North Baltimore, Mount Winans in the city’s southwest and Washington Village/Pigtown, just west of downtown, he said.

Three of the properties will be turned into community parks, Posko said. The remaining 53 will be turned into affordable homes “for low-income Habitat partner families,” he said.

Affordable housing organization Habitat Chesapeake serves Baltimore and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The Weinberg Foundation, with assets of about $2 billion, helps low-income people by providing grants to support housing, health and socialization needs, according to Habitat Chesapeake.

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