“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.