Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc

Strong Communities for Life

aka CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.   |   Baltimore, MD   |  www.chaibaltimore.org

Mission

Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.’s (CHAI) mission is to strengthen the fabric of neighborhoods connected to Jewish Baltimore, through housing and community development, so residents of all ages can thrive.

Ruling year info

1973

Chief Executive Officer

Lisa K. Budlow

Main address

5809 Park Heights Ave

Baltimore, MD 21215 USA

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EIN

23-7097000

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Affordable Family Housing Development

CHAI began developing affordable senior apartment buildings in 1993. CHAI has developed, owns, oversees management of and provides resident services in 15 senior rental communities with 1,602 units in Baltimore City and County and one 36-bed assisted living facility. CHAI owns and manages a 16-unit Affordable Family Housing rental property that primarily serves residents with incomes at or below 60% AMI.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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CHAI is a nonprofit housing and community development organization serving northwest Baltimore City and adjacent Baltimore County neighborhoods in Pikesville. Through nearly four decades of community service, CHAI has forged deep connections with the goal of making northwest Baltimore a stronger, better community in which to live, learn and grow older.

CHAI’s mission is to strengthen the fabric of neighborhoods connected to Jewish Baltimore, through housing and community development, so residents of all ages can thrive.

CHAI accomplishes its mission by:
• Developing and managing affordable housing for seniors, families, and individuals with disabilities
• Providing an array of services that enable older adults to remain independent, active, and connected
• Promoting sustainable homeownership through homebuyer education and housing counseling
• Investing in and enhancing the housing stock in its neighborhoods through grants and interest free loans
• Strengthening neighborhood associations to help them achieve their goals
• Supporting local public schools through advocacy, resource development, and community engagement
• Collaborating with other community organizations to advance regional initiatives
• Elevating the voices of residents by convening them around issues that are important to them

Financials

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Operations

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Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Howard Sollins

Baker Donelson

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Peter Burstein

Self-employed

Term: 2020 - 2022

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/21/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/21/2022

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.