North East Housing Initiative NEHI. Building Communities One Home at a Time


Community Land Trust Management

NEHI is a nonprofit corporation that develops and stewards affordable housing, community gardens, civic buildings, commercial spaces, and other community assets on behalf of a community. "CLTs" balance the needs of individuals to access land and maintain the security of tenure with a community's need to maintain affordability, economic diversity and local access to essential services.

Stewardship Program

NEHI's Stewardship Program teaches and enables Community Land Trust Homeowners to properly maintain their property by providing informational and physical resources, such as design and repair workshops as well as a tool library. NEHI's stewardship program help families transition into homeownership. The Stewardship Program will include workshops on basic home repairs and access to lawnmowers and other basic tools. Organizers work with homeowners to build community as a homeowner and work with families to be the best steward possible of their homes. As problems arise with homeowners our organizers work to empower families with resources to resolve the problem. Problems can range from trash collection to foreclosure. NEHI families have a higher rate of success with stewardship.

Home Buyer's Workshop

Homeownership workshops are a great place to start your home-buying process. These free classes provide an overview – from understanding your credit report to preparing for a home closing. Attending a workshop and/or one-on-one counseling may be required in order to be eligible for certain closing cost assistance and grant down-payment programs. We work with strategic partners to execute our Home Buyer's Workshop. For more information, please contact Sherrie Snowden at or (443) 570-1174.

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Homebuyer's Choice Program

NEHI’s Homebuyer’s Choice Program allows prospective buyers to affordably purchase a home anywhere in Baltimore City, and place the land beneath it in trust to preserve permanent affordability.

With the Homebuyer’s Choice Program, a Qualified Homebuyer can receive up to $120,000 in financial assistance grants to help lower the cost of buying a high-quality home in the City of Baltimore that meets the Program Criteria. Exact financial assistance grant amounts are awarded at the discretion of NEHI, upon approval from Baltimore City’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) staff.

NEHI is happy to announce support from Fannie Mae, giving Homebuyer's Choice clients more opportunities to find a home that is right for them! Visit Fannie Mae's HomePath website for more information. To learn more about Fannie Mae's homebuyer education program, visit their HomeView website.