St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, Inc., is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, whose mission is to create, preserve, and maintain equal housing opportunities for low and moderate income people primarily in Baltimore City, and encourage and support strong and diverse neighborhoods. Founded in 1968 by a Jesuit seminarian who set out to help families buy their first home and to preserve homeownership in Baltimore’s neighborhoods, political activism informed the cornerstone of the agency in those early years and shaped the lives of many of the staff and volunteers who joined forces on picket lines and in class action lawsuits combating the practices of ‘block busting’ and ‘red lining.’ Over the decades, experience with neighborhood stabilization issues and solutions has solidified St. Ambrose’s commitment to a core of six programs that can respond to the changing needs of the Baltimore community. Services are provided through a compendium of six separate but interrelated programs that include Homeownership Counseling for first time homebuyers; Foreclosure Prevention counseling for at risk homeowners to educate them on solutions to their housing issues; Single-family Housing Development, through the renovation and resale of foreclosed and vacant properties; a Homesharing Program, which presents a unique solution to the challenge of increasing the availability of affordable housing in today's economy; the Rental Services Program that provides safe, affordable rental opportunities to 310 low income households in the Baltimore area, 161 of those households are single, female head of household with dependent children; and a Legal Services Program that provides legal counsel and escalated services to homeowners at risk of foreclosure as well as solutions that address legal issues impacting a family’s ability to maintain their housing stability.
Gerard J. Joab, Executive Director
321 E. 25th Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Housing Partnership Network
One Washington Mall, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-720-1999 / Fax: 617-720-3939
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