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 is proud to be an agency of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore along with 26 other agencies. We harness the strength of our agencies to form ONE network. This allows us to serve you, our community and the world better. Each of our agencies receives a significant portion of their funding from The Associated and has access to many services provided by The Associated such as finance, human resources, information technology, marketing, and more. This approach allows us to collectively meet the needs of today’s Jews and tomorrow’s leaders.

Supporting The Associated has direct benefit to CHAI and to the other agencies in our network. A donation to The Associated embodies the phrase “kol areyvim zeh b’zeh” — all Jews are responsible for one another — and makes you an important part of the collective strength of our community.

Your financial support of The Associated ensures that, together, we can create engaging educational experiences that will strengthen our Jewish future, provide critical social services to those who need a helping hand, advocate for social justice and equality for all and connect to Jews in Israel and around the world.

Donate now to The Associated and ensure agencies like CHAI continue to thrive. 

You can give with confidence because The Associated has received the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator  for 7 years in a row. Nearly ninety cent of every dollar that you donate, goes directly to benefit our agencies, programs and services. 



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

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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Annual Reports

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