Cumberland Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
Founded in 1982, CNHS began with one primary focus: providing funding for low income, first time homebuyers in designated areas of the city. In existence for more than 25 years, the organization has grown both in scope of programs it offers, as well as the areas of the city of Cumberland it serves.
The city of Cumberland, the Allegany County government and the government of the state of Maryland recognize Cumberland Neighborhood Housing Services (CNHS) as a leader in revitalizing inner city neighborhoods by fostering home ownership as well as home rehabilitation.
Today CNHS can categorize its activities into four areas:
- Home Purchasing
- Homebuyer Education
- Community Leadership
- Rehab and Property Development
CNHS as an organization has evolved with the neighborhoods it serves, recognizing needs and working to meet the new challenges that arise.