About Metro IAF

The Metro Industrial Areas Foundation (Metro IAF) is a network of 17 broad-based citizens organizations throughout the East Coast, Midwest, and Europe. We are a regional affiliate of the national Industrial Areas Foundation www.industrialareasfoundation.org created by Saul Alinsky in 1940.

Some of the landmark accomplishments of Metro IAF affiliates include:

  • Creation of the first living wage law in the country in Baltimore in 1994.
  • Construction of over 5,000 Nehemiah Homes in East Brooklyn, South Bronx, Baltimore, and DC.
  • Passage of universal health care in Massachusetts.





For more information on Metro IAF and its accomplishments, read our brochure.