The Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc., (HEBCAC) is a nonprofit community development organization founded in 1994 by Johns Hopkins University, city and state officials and area residents. Its mission is to work with residents and other stakeholders to improve neighborhoods in the 220-block area bounded by Edison Highway, Aisquith Street, North Avenue, and Fayette Street. Since its founding HEBCAC has implemented a series of programs that address both the physical infrastructure and human capital issues faced by residents of the neighborhoods within which it works.
HEBCAC is governed by a sixteen member board of directors that consists of nine elected community representatives, three members appointed by Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, three members appointed by the City of Baltimore, and one member appointed by the Governor of Maryland. HEBCAC currently employs a professional staff of thirty and has an annual operating budget of $2.8M.