Our Mission

The Halethorpe Improvement Association (HIA), chartered in 1957, is a 501(c)3 dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of life in our community.  The association has forged partnerships with local elected leadership and various public and private sectors to best foster these efforts.  Participation is voluntary and open to all households within our boundaries.  Currently, we represent over 240 households.


Officers and board members are elected annually at our November meeting.  All elected members are community residents whose membership is in good standing and who support the commitment to the civic needs of the community.  We promote neighborhood involvement and work diligently to improve the quality of life in our community with an emphasis on maintaining safety, the aesthetic appearances of our public areas, and the value of our homes.


We hope this site can help current and potential residents of Halethorpe become better acquainted with our community and its unique cadence of life.

As a community, Halethorpe has always been proud of its ability to come together.
— Barry A. Lanman, Author of "Halethorpe Heritage: A Story of a Maryland Community"


Members of the Halethorpe Improvement Association work to maintain the character of the neighborhood, foster community services, address safety issues, revitalize residential/community structures, support the environment and economic sustainability of the community.  To achieve these goals, we provide the following services:

  • Land Use and Sustainability

  • Code Enforcement

  • Community Clean Up Events

  • Adopt-A-Road Program

  • Landscaping Maintenance

  • Safety Issues

  • Newsletter (5 issues per year)

  • Connection to Elected Officials

  • Connection to Police Department

  • Connection to Local Associations

  • Connection to Neighbors

  • Connection to UMBC Neighborhood Relations

  • Community Events/Activities