For 36 years, CHAI has worked to strengthen neighborhoods, schools and communities in northwest Baltimore.

Dedicated to the enhancement and development of our neighborhoods, CHAI’s efforts focus on increasing homeownership and economic stability in northwest Baltimore communities with a significant Jewish presence. We carry out this mission through loan programs, workshops and counseling that promote safe and affordable single-family, multi-family and senior housing, and community organizing programs that emphasize strengthening local associations and public schools.

CHAI by the Numbers

Years serving northwest Baltimore
Helped annually through homeownership programs
Homes saved from foreclosure
Units of housing for low-income seniors

CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.’s mission is to strengthen neighborhoods with a significant Jewish presence throughout northwest Baltimore by developing and enhancing housing, affecting community development and supporting aging-in-community. We accomplish this mission by:

  • Developing and managing affordable housing for seniors, families and individuals with disabilities.
  • Rehabilitating housing and providing supporting repair services to improve housing stock and enhance economic stability in northwest Baltimore.
  • Promoting sustainable homeownership through homebuyer education, housing counseling and favorable financing mechanisms.
  • Undertaking community organizing and supporting residents to become agents of change in their neighborhoods.
  • Strengthening area schools through community engagement.
  • Supporting older adults to age in their own homes and communities.

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

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Annual Reports

Browse our recent Annual Reports to learn more about how CHAI works.