Donate TODAY and you'll be supporting IHA's affordable housing, financial stability, and supportive services programming in all the communities we serve.
Our clients come from all over Maryland and Southern PA including as far East as Glen Burnie, MD, West in Frostburg, MD, and North in Chambersburg, PA. Our largest footprint though continues to be in Frederick, MD where our corporate office and many of our properties are located.
Interfaith Housing Alliance strengthens communities by providing affordable housing opportunities and supportive services to improve the quality of life and economic stability for seniors, working families and individuals.
To Support Our Mission:
IHA collaborates with individuals, businesses and organizations to build new affordable housing communities, support our purchase-repair homeownership program, and provide financial and housing counseling to our clients.
To Complete Our Mission:
Affordable Housing and Financial Stability Programming:
IHA provides programs that are designed to build the capacity of program participants by providing them information and counseling on these critical topics: credit and debt management; budgeting and personal financial management; first-time home ownership; bankruptcy and foreclosure prevention; health screening and monitoring; family counseling; and energy assistance. Our primary program goals are:
- Create housing stability for program participants by teaching them how to decrease their debt and/or fixed monthly expenses
- Improve the credit score of program participants by teaching them how to repair, monitor, and build credit
- Increase net worth of program participants by teaching them how to build assets, particularly savings for unforeseen emergencies
Affordable Rental Properties:
IHA has been a leader in affordable housing development within our region by producing 20 communities (with 2 more on the way) adding a total of 780 affordable housing units in our 29 year history.
Today, IHA still manages and/or provides supportive services to 10 communities totaling 346 affordable housing units.
Purchase-Repair Homeownership Program:
In collaboration with USDA-Rural Development, IHA provides affordable homeownership opportunities to low and very low income families and individuals. IHA prepares future homeowners with credit and budget counseling, how to navigate the home buying process, how to determine whether a home will be affordable, and how to do basic repairs and home maintenance in order to keep homeownership affordable. In total, IHA has assisted 60 participants (and their families) find their home through our program!