About St. Ambrose

The mission of St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center Inc., is to create and maintain equal housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income people, primarily in Baltimore City, and to encourage and support strong and diverse neighborhoods. St. Ambrose is a non-denominational 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

All of St. Ambrose’s programs serve the entire Baltimore area.

Map of St. Ambrose's activities in Baltimore

St. Ambrose at a Glance

  • Baltimore’s oldest non-profit housing provider with over 118,000 families served since 1968.
  • Innovative and evolving programs that help 3,000 low- and moderate-income families each year:
    • buy their first home
    • share their home
    • move from shelters to permanent housing
    • obtain quality, affordable, rentals
    • avoid loss of homeownership
    • purchase a quality renovation at an affordable price
  • A community-based nonprofit with a broad base of support from:
    • committed and concerned individuals
    • local corporations and financial institutions
    • local and national foundations
    • City of Baltimore
    • State of Maryland
    • federal government
    • religious organizations
    • community and civic organizations
  • Innovative solutions to Baltimore’s housing issues:
    • First HUD Asset Control Area manager
    • Baltimore pilot program for Home Ownership Preservation Effort, 1-888-995-HOPE
    • Maryland’s only homesharing program
  • Committed to strengthening and stabilizing Baltimore’s oldest neighborhoods

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Staff

Management

  • Gerard J. Joab, Executive Director
  • Bill Rubin, Director, Rental Services
  • Ronald Edwards, Controller
  • Karen M. Griffin, Director, Resource Development
  • Jill Johnston, Director, Human Resources
  • Karen Heyward-West, Director, Homesharing
  • Anthony Parran, Director, Homeownership Counseling
  • David Sann, Director, Housing Development
  • Cara Stretch, Director, Foreclosure Prevention
  • Jeanette Cole, Esq., Director, Legal Services

Support Staff

  • Sierra Armstrong
  • Denitra Braham
  • Kaleema Breathett
  • Sean Brooks
  • Kula Carter
  • Mary Ann Dixon
  • Marian Ervin
  • Shalik Fulton
  • Phillip Gerald
  • Jacqueline Grant
  • Aprile Greene
  • Joveta Grinnage
  • Denise Hairston
  • Chanel Hyman
  • John Holbrook
  • Rebecca Holbrook
  • Charly Johnson
  • Mimi Kelly
  • Linda Logan
  • Dwight Madison
  • Annette Leahy Maggitti
  • Leah Mason-Grant
  • Antoine Norris
  • Christina Ochoa
  • Kevin O’Reilly
  • Pamela Petty
  • Faye Pierce
  • Cathy Poindexter
  • Sam Tsembides
  • Phillip Westry

Volunteers and Interns

St. Ambrose is grateful for the talent provided by the following institutions through their internship and summer work programs.

  • Baltimore Youth Works
  • Ignatian Volunteer Corps
  • Lutheran Volunteer Corps
  • University of Baltimore—School of Law
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Maryland—School of Law
  • University of Maryland—School of Social Work

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