Our Mission

We will improve the quality of life in Baltimore City by acting as a court-appointed, non-profit agent to convey, raze or rehabilitate vacant and nuisance properties thereby creating safer, more stable neighborhoods.

Our Vision

Our work will make Baltimore a better place to live, work and play.  The transfer and rehabilitation of vacant and nuisance properties will stimulate Baltimore’s economy by creating more job opportunities, recouping delinquent municipal taxes and fees & creating value leading to ongoing municipal taxes.  We will be the leader in using receivership and other nuisance abatement actions effectively, efficiently and professionally.

Our History

One House at a Time, Inc. (OHAAT) was formed in 2003 and was first appointed as a Vacant Building Receiver in September 2006. From 2006 to present, OHAAT has acted as a Vacant Building Receiver for as many as 25 properties a month.  To date, OHAAT has facilitated the transfer of over 400 problem properties to qualified owners. The receivership process OHAAT pioneered has been a model used by other organizations in other cities.

Board of Directors

Alyssa Domzal, President
Danielle Howarth, Vice President
Amy Higgins, Treasurer
Stephen McGraw, Secretary
Janet Abramovitz
JoAnn Copes
Justin Williams


Executive Director: Pia Heslip
Program Coordinator: Jane Seebold
Settlement Coordinator: Kim Fisher
Attorney:  Palmer Cooper, LLC

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