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IHA 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.

For over twenty years, IHA has maintained a clear vision to create and preserve quality affordable housing to meet the needs of the residents of the communities we serve.

Through the generosity of our loyal donors, a dedicated Board of Directors and a hard-working staff of highly qualified, mission driven individuals, IHA has become the region’s leading nonprofit affordable housing developer.

We are most proud of:

  • Creating more than 1,200 affordable housing units
  • Investing over $180 million in Maryland and Pennsylvania
  • Receiving more than 30 awards of excellence for our accomplishments

IHA’s approach is innovative and ambitious.  With a strong passion for mission combined with excellent business practices, we are uniquely structured to quickly and professionally respond to all opportunities to provide high quality affordable housing.

Our housing programs include affordable homeownership opportunities and rental home communities.  IHA manages all of its rental homes, ensuring responsiveness to residents’ needs and long term investment in the neighborhoods we serve. Our community-friendly approach means that the needs of neighbors will always be taken into consideration as well.  We work hard to ensure that our homes are a source of pride for residents and an asset to their communities.


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IHA History

Concerned by the absence of any significant private response to the growing number of homeless and shelter-poor families in western Maryland, a large group of religious and lay leaders met to explore possible solutions. Advice was sought from The Enterprise Foundation, and on their recommendation, Interfaith Housing was founded in 1990 as a regional nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. By taking this approach, the potential number of families and communities that could be positively impacted was considerably higher than small, more local efforts. Since then, thousands of seniors, families and individuals have benefited from our programs and services.

IHA – Past, Present, and Future