Revitalizing our communities together through affordable lending products

We are a mission-based certified community development financial institution (CDFI). Our loans help low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged people and communities join the economic mainstream.


Baltimore Community Lending’s mission is to support the revitalization and strengthening of underserved communities throughout the Baltimore metro area through innovative and flexible financial assistance designed to promote community development.

Impact report

Aspiring entrepreneurs are opening their own businesses in droves, and community developers are pushing to make affordable housing available to those who need it most. Discover how we're helping realize these goals to help improve the lives of the people and communities we serve.

Small business owners
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From the very beginning, Dierdra Pressley, Ned Field, and Roy Miller at BCL were professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. They took the time to understand my project and my specific financial needs and worked closely with me to develop a financing solution that was tailored to my unique situation. [They] genuinely cared about my success and were so invested in helping me achieve my goals. I felt like they were a true partner in all my projects, and I couldn't be more grateful for their assistance.

Ike Okoye
Mikada Design Group

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, Watchen Bruce, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, and Jerome Stephens pose with a $1 million check.

Baltimore Community Lending Unveils Renovation for Business Development & Resource Center with $1 Million Check Presentation 

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, Watchen Bruce (President & CEO of BCL), U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, and Jerome Stephens (Community Outreach Director for Senator Cardin) pose with a $1 million…

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Client Spotlight: Los Hermanos Tequlia

Maryland native Donta Henson is no stranger to adapting to unexpected situations and making the most of it. Back in the spring of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic left Henson and…

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Webinar: Library Resources for Business Success: Leveraging your Library Card

Unlock your Business Potential! Dive into a world of opportunities with BCL & Baltimore County Public Library! This webinar will give an overview of the business support offered by Baltimore…

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