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

CHAI’s Continuing Commitment to Real Conversations

June 16, 2020

At CHAI, our values inspire us to create space for diverse community members to have real conversations. We know that now we have an important opportunity to take part in the inspiring momentum toward ending systemic racism. We intend to show up as a strong ally to the black community in every way we can.... Read More

A Message to Our Community

June 12, 2020

We are living in extraordinarily complex times. The feelings of this moment are hard and heavy – we feel sorrow and outrage, anger and fear, we feel worried and a bit lost. We understand parts of the long arc of American history that brings us to today. We struggle to make sense of what we... Read More

CHAI Organizes Food Distribution in Response to Community Need

May 31, 2020

CHAI has launched a weekly food distribution at Fallstaff Elementary Middle School. Collaborating with the Maryland Food Bank, Fallstaff Improvement Association, CASA of Maryland and The City of Baltimore, staff and volunteers are distributing about 130 30-pound boxes of shelf-stable pantry items to community members each Thursday at 10:00 a.m. For additional information, please contact Sherrell... Read More

Northwest Neighbors Connecting Sending Handmade Cards to Local Hospitals

April 8, 2020

For the past two weeks, members of Northwest Neighbors Connecting have been utilizing techniques they have learned in their art meet-up to create and send greeting cards to area locations including Hopkins Children’s Hospital and for the Well Wishes program at Lifebridge Health. The card above was created by NNC’s art class leader, Miriam Rittberg.... Read More

The Edward A. Myerberg to Host Virtual Seder

April 2, 2020

The virtual Passover Seder will be held Monday, April 6 from 10:55 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. via ZOOM. Melanie Waxman will lead an abbreviated Seder and students from Krieger Schechter Day School (KSDS) will be singing the 4 questions. All are welcome. To join, email or call 443-963-1449. Read More

Assessing Community Needs

March 31, 2020

Our Community Engagement Team is offering support as it is needed, regularly sharing emergency resource information with school principals and community associations in our Baltimore City Neighborhoods and Pikesville. The team is continuing to host virtual community meetings such as the Five Community Associations Presidents, Pikesville Schools Coalition, and Northwest Baltimore Partnership online or via... Read More

Supporting the Residents of CHAI’s Weinberg Senior Living

March 31, 2020

CHAI’s dedicated staff is working hard to keep the 1,600 residents of our independent senior communities safe. Properties are sanitized and community spaces are closed. The service coordination team is conducting wellness checks via phone to ensure the residents have the food, medication and household supplies they need and supplying them when there is a... Read More

Finding New Avenues to Assist Potential Home Buyers and Homeowners Experiencing Difficulty

March 31, 2020

Although CHAI’s highly anticipated Home Buyer Expo and Homeownership Workshops have been postponed, our homeownership team continues to provide one-on-one counseling via phone and is gearing up to conduct video counseling sessions. Potential homebuyers are encouraged to complete an online workshop through our HUD certified partner, eHomeAmerica and have a follow up one on one session with our Homeownership Specialist, Chesca... Read More