Please note:

CHAI offices are closed to the public until further notice in an effort to keep our community and staff safe but we continue to offer services to our community.


CHAI is a nonprofit housing and community development organization serving northwest Baltimore City and adjacent Baltimore County neighborhoods in Pikesville. Through nearly four decades of community service, CHAI has forged deep connections with the goal of making northwest Baltimore a stronger, better community in which to live, learn, and grow older.

CHAI's Values

Kavod honoring others through actions
Kehillah finding strength in the collective
B’tzelem Elokim seeing unique potential in all people
Derech Eretz following an ethical & trustworthy path
Ometz Lev motivation to the highest level of service

CHAI’s mission is to strengthen the fabric of neighborhoods connected to Jewish Baltimore, through housing and community development, so residents of all ages can thrive. CHAI accomplishes this mission by:

  • Developing and managing affordable housing for seniors, families, and individuals with disabilities
  • Providing an array of services that enable older adults to remain independent, active and connected
  • Promoting sustainable homeownership through homebuyer education and housing counseling
  • Investing in and enhancing the housing stock in its neighborhoods through grants and interest-free loans
  • Supporting local public schools through advocacy, resource development, and marketing
  • Collaborating with other community-based organizations to advance regional initiatives
  • Elevating the voices of residents by convening them around issues that are important to them


Staff and Leadership

At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset. Meet the dedicated team that's helping inspire change in northwest Baltimore.


Our Partners

Thank you to our local partners, who help us make a difference in our neighborhoods! We are grateful for the support of our funding partners, who help support our community development programs and services in northwest Baltimore.


Careers at CHAI

Are you looking for a job that will help you turn mission into action? Joining our team is an experience filled with hard work, creativity and collaboration.

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