By Aryeh Goetz
Director of Neighborhood Investment
CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.
Northwest Baltimore City, more specifically, the five neighborhoods of the Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI) general services area (GSA) is my home territory The neighborhoods –Cheswolde, Cross Country, Fallstaff, Glen and Mt. Washington – are where I live, work and pray; where my family and I experience the vitality of Jewish life.
My major goal with my position at CHAI is to get the word out about the great amenities and features of the neighborhoods and the opportunities to own a home here. That’s easy. The green lawns, mature trees and prominent parking availability make the CHAI neighborhoods unlike most other neighborhoods in Baltimore City. It’s as close to suburban living as you can get. I love to tell people about the various housing styles and beautiful architecture of the houses that are available.
It is convenient to live in our GSA. All five neighborhoods are within the eruv. There are many choices of kosher eateries, shopping, synagogues and schools. Park Heights Avenue boasts the beautiful Weinberg Park Heights JCC which is more than just a gym; it is the hub of Jewish activity. Whether you are a young family, a senior citizen or anyone in between, you will find our neighborhoods have exactly what you’re looking for.
CHAI provides a wealth of services to help anyone looking to move to the CHAI GSA. Go to our website, chaibaltimore.org, for lots of information about various loans and grants that are available. There are extra special loan incentives for people looking to move to Fallstaff and Glen neighborhoods. Most important, we want you to know that we will help you find the house of your dream and we will teach you the tools to be a successful homeowner.
In the famous words of Fred Rogers on Mister Rogers Neighborhood, “Won’t you please; won’t you please? Please won’t you be my neighbor?” Begin your visit to our neighborhoods at chaibaltimore.org and find information about CHAI loans, open house tours, homebuyers’ workshops, homebuyer counseling, financial incentives and more.