Since 1995, Episcopal Housing Corporation (EHC) has helped to provide housing and services to some of the most vulnerable people in central Maryland. EHC’s core mission is to establish justice for those most in need by providing safe, decent and affordable housing and thereby help to create the foundations for healthy and sustainable communities. In its 20-year history, EHC has helped to build over 530 units of housing for people with very low incomes and for people recovering from substance abuse addiction. Projects have included multifamily rentals, affordable for sale and group homes. Additionally, EHC has been involved in the construction of several community centers in some of Baltimore’s most challenging neighborhoods.
EHC accomplishes its mission by partnering with like-minded organizations, agencies and nonprofits to provide comprehensive real estate development and project management services. EHC serves its partners and its mission by securing funding, hiring architects and contractors, navigating government regulations and overseeing projects from inception to completion.
In 2014, Bank of America named EHC a Neighborhood Builder. The Neighborhood Builders program provides an unrestricted $200,000 grant and leadership training for a senior executive and an emerging leader with the aim of helping the recipient nonprofit build a stronger presence in their community. Since Neighborhood Builders began, it has become the nation’s largest philanthropic investment in nonprofit leadership development.
The award will help EHC to continue and expand its core mission of serving some of Maryland’s most vulnerable and at-risk citizens. The organization’s current projects include, among others: Prospect Place, a 12-unit, permanent, supportive housing project for chronically homeless men in Baltimore County; Roberta’s House, a comprehensive bereavement support center for children and families suffering the loss of a loved one focusing particularly on victims of homicide in an effort to break the cycle of violence in Baltimore City; and Brinkley Hill, a 64 unit mixed income community for working families with on-site support services to ensure that residents achieve housing stability and self-sufficiency and meet long term family goals located in Prince Georges County, Maryland.