Interfaith Housing Alliance

Interfaith Housing AllianceInterfaith Housing Alliance (IHA)’s Self-Help Purchase Repair Homeownership program participants are paying less for homeownership than they were for rent, and they are building equity immediately!

IHA’s Self-Help Purchase Repair Homeownership Program provides affordable homeownership opportunities to families and individuals that wouldn’t otherwise qualify for a traditional mortgage.

Program participants receive free technical assistance from IHA through the entire homeownership process, from credit repair and budget counseling, preparation of the loan application, locating and placing an appropriate home under contract, how to repair and maintain their home, as well as on-going post-purchase counseling to eliminate any chance of foreclosure in the future.

The entire community benefits by revitalizing neglected communities, reusing infrastructure and preserving existing housing. This program is currently available in Carroll, Frederick, and Washington counties in Maryland.

Historical Data of Self-Help Housing Program

Year Began


Total Homes

223 New

69 Repaired

Area Served

Central Maryland & South Central Pennsylvania


Trone, USDA official tours home purchased with help from federally-funded program

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