NeighborWorks America Announces $3.65 Million in Expansion Grants for NeighborWorks Organizations


Grants will enable organizations to expand their services and reach

Washington, DC – September 23, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Today NeighborWorks America announced $3.65 million in grant funding to nonprofit organizations that will enable them to expand their service areas and reach deeper within underserved communities.

“The expansion grants announced today are a truly efficient use of funding for the nonprofit industry. Instead of starting from scratch, the expansion grants enable NeighborWorks organizations to broaden their reach and bring their already established services and best practices into underserved communities,” said Eileen Fitzgerald, CEO of NeighborWorks America.

The grants help organizations like Neighborhood Development Services in Ravenna, Ohio, to further expand their reach into 17 counties in southeast Ohio. Through their expansion, Neighborhood Development Services will develop affordable multifamily and owner-occupied homes for low- and moderate-income residents, work to develop the local economies in this region, and bring much-needed services to the residents, such as: financial education, homebuyer education, foreclosure intervention counseling, and other resident services.

The expansion grants will also assist Tierra del Sol, of Anthony, N.M. , in its efforts to develop affordable rental housing for agricultural workers, low-income senior citizens, and persons with disabilities, rehabilitate owner-occupied homes, and provide financial and homebuyer education to residents in of five western Texas counties: El Paso, Hudspeth, Culberson, Jeff Davis and Presidio.

The $3.65 million in grant funding is being provided to the following organizations nationwide:

  • Brand New Day (Elizabeth, N.J. )
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of the South Shore (Quincy, Mass. )
  • Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises (Berea, Ky. )
  • AHC, Inc. (Arlington, Va. )
  • Tallahassee Lenders’ Consortium
  • Neighborhood Development Services (Ravenna, Ohio)
  • Hawaii HomeOwnership Center (Honolulu)
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Southeast Wisconsin, Inc. (Racine, Wis. )
  • New Kensington Community Development Corporation (Philadelphia)
  • NeighborWorks Salt Lake
  • Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation (Anthony, N.M. )
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland, Inc.
  • Community Frameworks (Spokane, Wash. )
  • Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services (Ontario, Calif. )
  • Wyoming Housing Network (Casper, Wyo. )
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Orange County (Anaheim, Calif. )
  • Northeast South Dakota Community Action Program (Sisseton, S.D. )
  • NeighborWorks Montana (Great Falls, Mont. )
  • Housing Resources, Inc. (Milwaukee)
  • Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership (Slayton, Minn. )
  • Self-Help Enterprises (Visalia, Calif. )
  • Asian Americans for Equality, Inc. (New York, N.Y. )
  • Southwest Solutions (Detroit)
  • Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. (St. Paul, Minn. )
  • National Council on Agricultural Life and Labor Research Fund, Inc. (Dover, Del. )

For more information about the network expansion grants announced today, please contact Erin Collins, 202-220-6317, ">.

About NeighborWorks America
NeighborWorks America creates opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated $20 billion in reinvestment in these communities. NeighborWorks America is the nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals.

Erin Angell Collins, , 202 220-6317
Doug Robinson, , 202 220-2360

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