The Story

The Story2021-10-07T05:15:28-05:00

“Inter-faith, at its core, means trust and respect for humanity”

In 1965, the original Inter-Faith Group was formed. It was comprised of nine individuals who built an alliance – not just on faith – but on their collective trust, hope and love for humanity. In a united and committed effort, these talented and caring individuals met as the Inter-Faith Housing Committee and immediately formed Inter-Faith Housing as a non-profit concept and heart-centered thinktank. The ultimate goal was to provide affordable housing, food and supportive services to the low-income elderly of Houston, Texas.

Founding members and alliance leaders included:

  • Phyllis Bell
  • Rev. James Noland
  • Gilbert Thweatt
  • William S. Beall (Committee Chair)
  • Adolph Susholtz
  • Leo Horvitz
  • Albert Goldstein
  • Clovis Heimsath
  • Paul Waldner, Jr.


January 1966


In 1966, Houston Inter-Faith Housing Corporation (later renamed “Texas Inter-Faith Housing Corporation”) was officially formed, and the above leaders worked cooperatively with the Houston Housing Authority to create three extraordinary housing opportunities for the families and elderly of the community.

January 1967


In 1967, Carver Courts, located at 3800 Sumpter Street (30 Units) became the first housing project for low-income tenants in Houston to be sponsored by a private sector non-profit organization.

January 1969


In 1969, Pleasant Village for seniors, located at 1922 Pleasantville Drive (144 Units) was added to the portfolio.

January 1972


In 1972, Beall Village for seniors, located at 4463 N. MacGregory Way (152 Units) was added to the portfolio.

January 1991


In 1991, the Houston Heights Civic Association awarded 800 Heights Apartments its Community Improvement Award for contributing to the overall improvement and development of the Heights.

January 1993


In 1993, JOT Couch was specifically sought out for housing industry expertise and experience. He was named Executive Director to grow the company and expand the non-profit mission into low-income housing tax credit developing, resident services programing, community housing development funding and increased management strategies.

January 1994


In 1994, Oaklake Community Housing Development Corporation was established as an independent CHDO focusing on new construction development in Houston.

January 1996


In 1996, Brompton Community Housing Development Corporation was established as an independent CHDO focusing on acquisitions and new construction opportunities in Dallas-Fort Worth.

January 1998


In 1998, Texas Inter-Faith Management Corporation was formed as an independent management company specializing in multifamily management.

January 1999


In 1999, Sprucewood Apartments – 9% LIHTC new construction development – was completed.

January 2002


In 2002, Carver Courts was donated to Habitat for Humanity.

January 2008


In 2008, New Mexico Inter-Faith Community Housing Development Corporation was established as an independent CHDO focusing on acquisitions and new construction opportunities in New Mexico.

January 2009


In 2009, Portfolio Resident Services, Inc. was established to provide robust resident services programs to multifamily properties nationwide.

January 2010


In the 2010s, IFG augmented its development, management, and resident services experience by acquiring over $50 million worth of multifamily properties, doubling its asset management portfolio, and increasing its resident services reach to include multiple states and tens of thousands of residents.

January 2020


In the 2020s, the Inter-Faith Group continues to exist as an alliance of independently operated 501(c)3 non-profits with exclusive board members and executive directors that bring professional expertise to development, management, and resident services. In similar fashion to the IFG founders, the current teams continue to share more than just a faith in each other, but a collective trust, hope and love for all people.

Go to Top