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Inter-Faith Housing Alliance

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless Shelters, Housing & Shelter, Housing Development, Construction & Management, Housing Support

Mission: Inter-Faith's mission is to serve God by providing charitable services to persons located in Montgomery County whose life situations have become unstable. These charitable services shall include homelessness prevention, temporary shelter, guidance in life skills, and assistance in locating appropriate housing opportunities thus enabling families at risk to remain in or return to independent living.

Target demographics: families experiencing homelessness

Direct beneficiaries per year: In FY2016, 23 families received emergency shelter, 15 families participated in our transitional program, and 334 families received food at our Cupboard.

Geographic areas served: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Programs: Emergency shelter, in partnership with 20 area congregations; a two-year transitional shelter program at our Ambler, PA location (Hope Gardens); long-term supportive housing for two families at our new property, Hope Forest; and a food cupboard in Abington, PA.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

From the ashes of a small committee working on a food cupboard to InterFaith Housing Alliance has been a long and beautiful trip. Catching a vision of what could be, housing the homeless became our passion. From church to church housing to Hope Gardens apartments and now our home on Forest Avenue (Hope Forest) volunteers and good staff have enriched the lives of our community by helping the homeless become home owners, solid renters, and a people who have a resource to encourage them on their way to self respect and community involvement.It's been a really great ride! Ron Lutz - retired pastor - former Board member

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Inter-Faith Housing Alliance Ron--Thank you for this review, and for your longtime support of Inter-Faith. We couldn't have done it without you! Here's to many more years of helping families together!


Client Served

Rating: 5

IFHA has been excellent in helping families during tough times in their life overcome homelessness. They offer many resources that help one become stable again, as well as counseling services to help resolve personal matter that could hinder ones growth. After leaving their program, they continue to help families with obtaining funding, food, gifts, clothing, and much more. Overall my experience with IFHA was great. I would refer anyone to them that is a time of need. Thank you IFHA for all you do!

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Inter-Faith Housing Alliance 09/26/2016

You cannot know how much it means to us here to read a review like this. We are so glad to know you had a good experience at Inter-Faith and that you feel supported even after leaving the program. Keep in touch!


Client Served

Rating: 4

I didn't know what to expect when I moved into Hope Gardens. I had a really nice apartment, paid rent and was also able to save money. When I left two years later I moved into my own place with my kids. I'm greatful to the staff and the volunteers who supported me.

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Inter-Faith Housing Alliance 09/28/2016

It is wonderful to hear that a "graduate" is doing so well! Please keep in touch!


Client Served

Rating: 1

I used to live at Inter Faith's Shelter Program not too long ago. I heard years ago how wonderful this program used to be. It has changed for the worst. I wasn't there that long but I heard from numerous people that lived there how bad it became. For me, I got nothing out of it. It was a complete waiste of time for me. Its hard trying to work on bettering your life when the entire staff is just miserable and unhelpful. I lived at 2 other shelters and i never had so many problems at those shelters as i did at Interfaith in Ambler. I don't reccomend this place to anyone.

Review from Guidestar