Research Report The East Baltimore Development Initiative
A Long-Term Impact Evaluation of a Comprehensive Community Initiative
Brett Theodos
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The East Baltimore Development Initiative (EBDI) is one of the nation’s largest, longest standing, and most prominent comprehensive community initiatives. EBDI has directly invested or leveraged more than $1 billion into the East Baltimore community since 2003. This report uses the synthetic control method to conduct the first impact assessment of the initiative. The study finds some changes to population levels and rents but not to income, poverty rates, or racial composition.

Research Areas Housing Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Tags Community and economic development Federal urban policies Place-based initiatives
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
Research Methods Quantitative data analysis
States Maryland
Cities Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD