Resource center has help on hand at grand opening

September 13, 1992|By JoAnne C. Broadwater

In Upper Park Heights, information and advice on housing issues is now available at a new resource center.

The Community Housing Resource Center, which celebrates its grand opening between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today,is filled with information on loan programs, mortgages, maintenance and +V home retrofitting for seniors and people with disabilities.

Visitors can borrow do-it-yourself home improvement videotapes and wholesale catalogs of building materials. Counseling is also available.

A variety of housing specialists will be on hand today to answer questions about architecture, interior design, real estate law, banking and home adaptation for special needs. Educational workshops on specific topics will be held occasionally throughout the year.

The center is located at 5721 Park Heights Ave. in the offices of

Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc., or CHAI, the non-profit housing arm of the Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

"Whether you're interested in homeownership or maintenance or you're a senior or a disabled person in need of retrofitting, our center hopefully will have the information to get you started," said Ruth Guggenheim, director of homeownership services for CHAI.

Although the center is open to all, it encourages homeownership in the Upper Park Heights and Randallstown areas, Ms. Guggenheim said.

"We want to encourage people to stay or invest in our community," she added.

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