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.


Showing Unity and Staying Safe

September 3, 2020

Through funding from The Associated Baltimore City Partnerships Commission, CHAI distributed masks and hand sanitizers promoting One Park Heights at the weekly Fallstaff food distribution. CHAI’s partner, Park Heights Renaissance, will be continuing the distribution at additional sites in the coming weeks. One Park Heights is a campaign of unity working through the Northwest Baltimore... Read More

Help CHAI Support Local Students and Teachers

August 14, 2020

Due to unforeseen circumstances, CHAI’s regular supplier of free school supplies is unable to give this year. Now, more than ever, the students and teachers at Bedford Elementary, Cross Country Elementary/Middle, Fallstaff Elementary/Middle, Millbrook Elementary, and Woodholme Elementary need our support. CHAI launched an online school supply drive via Amazon wish list. Select CHAI as... Read More

Labyrinth Road Rebuilding Fund

August 14, 2020

On Monday, August 10, 2020, a gas explosion rocked Labyrinth Road in the Fallstaff neighborhood, leveling three homes and damaging approximately 20 others. Two people were tragically killed, seven others were seriously wounded and countless people continue to experience the shock and grief associated with the loss and damages. CHAI professionals are working with Baltimore... Read More

Making Dreams of Homeownership a Reality

August 13, 2020

CHAI promotes sustainable homeownership through homebuyer education, housing counseling, homeowner loans and grants. In addition, CHAI is now creating opportunities for families to realize the dream of homeownership by rehabilitating vacant homes and offering them for sale at an affordable rate. Renovations are now complete on a 5 bedroom single-family house on 2511 Ruscombe Lane... Read More

CHAI Welcomes Jenny Torres

August 11, 2020

Jenny Torres joined the CHAI team on Monday, August 3, as our Fallstaff Community Organizer. Jenny is fluent in Spanish, and recently earned her MSW with a specialization in Community Action & Social Policy from the University of Maryland. We are thrilled to have her on board to continue CHAI’s important work through the Fallstaff... Read More

CHAI Advocates for Housing

August 7, 2020

CHAI created its foreclosure prevention program in response to the economic crisis of 2009. As we face the current triple crisis of health, economics and equity, CHAI’s CEO, Lisa Budlow, has had the opportunity to advocate for critical housing services. On the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Investment Connection Webcast, Ms. Budlow shared the way CHAI responds... Read More

CHAI Holds First Virtual Homebuyer Education Workshop

July 13, 2020

Over the past several months CHAI’s Homeownership team has continued to provide critical homeownership support to the community, including personalized counseling to prospective homebuyers and assisting homeowners seeking foreclosure prevention. Last week, CHAI held it’s very first virtual HUD-Certified Homebuyer Education workshop via Zoom. The 6-hour workshop, held over 2 evenings, taught homebuyers to apply for a mortgage, select a realtor... Read More

Help Shape Your Community by Taking the 2020 Census

July 13, 2020

Did you know that census data results affect federal funding for more than 100 programs, including school lunches, highway construction, and education? It directs the flow of billions of dollars into states and communities each year and determines how many seats in Congress each state gets. Baltimore City receives $18,000 in federal funding for every household member... Read More

Messages from Melissa Peters and Howard Sollins

June 16, 2020

As we bring FY20 to a close and embark on a new year of strengthening communities, CHAI would like to extend its deepest gratitude to Melissa Peters for her leadership. As we bring FY20 to a close and embark on a new year of strengthening communities, CHAI would like to extend its deepest gratitude to... Read More

CHAI Awarded INSPIRE Funding to Support Homeownership in Northwest Baltimore

June 16, 2020

CHAI is proud to partner with Park Heights Renaissance to increase homeownership opportunities and bring value to the Park Heights community through housing development. Our acquisition and rehabilitation program focuses on the neighborhoods surrounding Pimlico Elementary/Middle School and Arlington Elementary School. CHAI is excited to announce that we have been awarded $400,000 in INSPIRE funding... Read More