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NeighborWorks America (NW) creates opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing.

Since 1991, we have assisted nearly 1.2 million low- to moderate-income families with their housing needs. Much of our success is achieved through our support of the NeighborWorks network ? more than 230 community development organizations working in more than 4,400 urban, suburban and rural communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated more than $15 billion in reinvestment in these communities.

NeighborWorks America is the nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals.


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NeighborWorks America provides $70 million in flexible grants to 242 nonprofits

The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp., dba NeighborWorks America, will award $70 million in flexible grants to 242 nonprofit organizations, all members of the NeighborWorks network.
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Cleveland symposium on removing barriers to homeownership addresses challenges facing low- and moderate-income families

A Feb. 20 symposium in downtown Cleveland will explore how to create and sustain housing affordability so that housing remains accessible for current and future homeowners
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New network will strengthen Puerto Rico nonprofits to accelerate hurricane recovery and address community...

A new network introduced today will provide training, networking opportunities and funding for nonprofit organizations across Puerto Rico to increase their capacity to meet crucial community needs in areas such as housing
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Pittsburgh symposium on community-led transformation brings NeighborWorks America back to its birthplace

In 1968, the collective efforts of Northside Pittsburgh residents led to the creation of the first Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) organization. The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, known as NeighborWorks America, is a product of the pioneering community development model created 50 years ago.
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NeighborWorks America receives largest HUD grant to provide and offer training for comprehensive housing...

For the 14th consecutive year, NeighborWorks America has received funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to bolster its training and professional development certification program.
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NeighborWorks America convenes major training for community leaders

As people across the country struggle to address critical needs like housing and employment, collaboration is key to achieving solid results. Identifying 'change agents' in a region who lead others to a better situation is critical. Residents know best what's working and what's not in their neighborhoods, and often have the local knowledge and insight to solve problems effectively.
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NeighborWorks America at Home survey: Renting can be a barrier to homeownership

When it comes to renting versus buying a home, people across the country express their dissatisfaction: Only 44 percent say homes are affordable for first-time buyers and almost two-thirds agree high rent is making it impossible to save for a future house, according to the annual NeighborWorks America at Home survey.
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NeighborWorks America at Home survey: People with student loan debt delay homeownership

People saddled with student loan debt are delaying purchasing a home and many worry about their college debt most or all of the time, according to the sixth annual NeighborWorks America at Home survey. The survey, released today, reveals that people with the most debt—millennials and women—are underrepresented among homeowners
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Nonprofit board governance gets boost from $150,000 in grants from NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America today announced that it has provided more than $150,000 in grants as part of its Excellence in Governance program to 15 nonprofits to enhance their board governance and increase their ability to operate effective community development programs.
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NeighborWorks America recognizes 35th annual week of service

Thousands of volunteers, businesspeople, and local and national elected and civic leaders will join together June 2-9 for a week of community service as part of NeighborWorks Week, sponsored by the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. dba NeighborWorks America, and its network of more than 240 local organizations.
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NeighborWorks America awards $65 million in flexible grants to 242 nonprofits

The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp., dba NeighborWorks America, announced it will award $65 million in flexible grants to 242 nonprofit organizations, all members of the national NeighborWorks network.
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More than one-third of middle-income adults lack emergency savings; renters and low-income consumers are...

The rainy day fund for many middle- and low-income households is empty, according to the fifth annual NeighborWorks America consumer finance survey. The poll found that 38 percent of all households with incomes below $75,000 have no money saved for an emergency, and 59 percent of those with incomes below $20,000 are without any emergency cash reserves.
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NeighborWorks America awards $100,000 in grants to nonprofits to identify strategies to address gentrification

NeighborWorks America (formally known as the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp.) announced that it awarded $25,000 in grants to each of four organizations to explore collaborative strategies to address gentrification. The nonprofits, all members of the NeighborWorks network, will use the grants to investigate promising strategies
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NeighborWorks’ network invested more than $2.7 billion in affordable rental housing in 2017

With the supply of affordable rental housing declining throughout the U.S., NeighborWorks America reported today that its network of local non-profit builders invested more than $2.7 billion into the development and preservation — through construction, rehabilitation, refinance, and purchase of new and existing apartments — of affordable rental homes for low- and moderate-income households.
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Homebuyers received nearly $40 million in down payment assistance from NeighborWorks in 2017

NeighborWorks network organizations across the U.S. last year provided $39.2 million in down payment assistance to consumers, helping thousands of people become homeowners. Many of the purchasers were first-time homebuyers with low and moderate incomes, who without the support of NeighborWorks organizations would not have been able to buy a home.
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More than 2,000 community development professionals are expected to attend NeighborWorks Training Institute; inject...

An estimated $4.2 million boost is coming to the Washington, DC economy when more than 2,000 community-development professionals from around the country convene in the city for the NeighborWorks Training Institute Dec. 11-15.
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NeighborWorks America trains community leaders and honors local heroes

On Oct. 13, NeighborWorks America presented six individuals with its annual Dorothy Richardson Award for Resident Leadership. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by community leaders. The recognition occurred during the NeighborWorks Community Leadership Institute, which strengthens the skills of residents and provides seed grants to help them execute action plans when they return home.
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NeighborWorks lending efforts get boost from more than $18 million in CDFI funds

Twenty-five NeighborWorks organizations around the country have received more than $18 million as part of grants from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) program. Combined with grants from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. (dba NeighborWorks America), local governments, foundations and the private sector, the funds will allow these small- and medium-sized nonprofit businesses to continue to provide affordable loan products and services to low- and moderate-income borrowers.
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NeighborWorks America awards $800,000 in grants to nonprofits in communities impacted by hurricanes Harvey,...

NeighborWorks America (formally known as the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp.) announced that it awarded $800,000 in grants to 20 organizations in communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The nonprofits will use the grants to help meet any emerging on-the-ground needs, such as cleaning up properties, providing supplies to affected households, coordinating disaster response with other partners, supporting mobile intake centers, and rehabbing and repairing damaged buildings.
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More than 60 percent of adults say ‘rent is too high’ to save for...

Nationwide, 63 percent of adults surveyed by NeighborWorks America say the rent is too high where they live to save for a down payment on a home, but perceptions are dramatically different across the country. In the Midwest, the number having this view is 58 percent, compared to 67 percent in the Northeast and 73 percent in the West

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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.

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Software to Boost Your Profits & Career in Property Management

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