NeighborWorks America distributes more than $60.57 million in flexible grants to its network of more than 245 local nonprofit NeighborWorks organizations across the US which will provide much-needed affordable housing and economic development boost in our communities.
“The NeighborWorks network organizations create opportunities for people to live in affordable housing, improve their lives, and strengthen their communities. We at NeighborWorks America focus on being careful stewards of the resources the taxpayers have entrusted to us by providing these resources to a network of high-caliber nonprofits,” said NeighborWorks America’s President and CEO Paul Weech.”
The nonprofit organizations in the NeighborWorks network provide a range of housing and other services to their communities. The network organizations are involved in activities such as improving homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income families, improving financial capability, constructing affordable rental homes and revitalizing communities across the nation.
According to the press release, in 2015 NeighborWorks and its network assisted more than 355,900 families, including:
- 21,700 homeowners created
- 15,400 quality, affordable rental homes developed
- 15,700 affordable homes preserved
- 63,300 homes repaired
- 142,600 quality, affordable rental homes owned and/or managed
- 30, 100 jobs created and maintained
- 110,400 families and individuals counseled on financial capacity, pre-purchase, post-purchase, or foreclosure issues, and
- 20,500 training certificates issued.
For more than 35 years, NeighborWorks America, a national, nonpartisan nonprofit, has created opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities. For more information about the organization, please click here.
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