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2015 Archive

12/2/2015
Community-development conference kicks off in Washington, DC; 2,000+ professionals, nearly $3 million in economic impact expected
A nearly $3 million boost will come 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. 7-11.
 
10/26/2015
NeighborWorks America sees branding as key element in community revitalization
Ten communities from around the country have been selected for an initiative that will help them attract and retain residents, businesses and investment, announced NeighborWorks America, a national nonprofit that creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. 
10/20/2015
NeighborWorks America trains community leaders and honors local ‘heroes’
NeighborWorks America celebrates resident leadership through its annual Dorothy Richardson Resident Leadership Award. Throughout the year, the organization works to strengthen resident leadership through the Community Leadership Institute and local activities.
10/13/2015
NeighborWorks America selects new Green Organization designees
Twenty nonprofit community development organizations were recognized today for their excellence in sustainable business and housing practices by NeighborWorks America. To date, 81 network members – or one-third of all organizations in the network - have earned the NeighborWorks Green Organization designation.
10/5/2015
NeighborWorks America survey finds student debt, mortgage market confusion, and a declining marriage rate are weights holding back the housing market
The third annual America at Home survey from NeighborWorks America, the leading organization dedicated to providing people with safe, healthy and affordable housing, finds that despite a growing economy, the financial pressures of student debt, persistent confusion about the mortgage process and a continuing nationwide marriage rate decline are important factors combining to slow the housing market. 
10/1/2015
NeighborWorks America names Leonard Williams chief financial officer
NeighborWorks America announced today that it named Leonard Williams chief financial officer. Williams is responsible for financial planning, budget forecasting and providing senior strategic leadership to the organization’s IT, human resources, procurement and facilities management functions.
9/24/2015
Reliable communication with servicers is improving, but remains major challenge for counselors helping homeowners avoid foreclosure
Housing counselors across the country working with homeowners to find an alternative to foreclosure for thousands of homeowners cite improving communications with servicers, but note that more needs to be done, according to the latest report on the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program (NFMC).
9/15/2015
Nearly $200,000 in grants awarded to nonprofits offering solar power for low-income communities
Nine grantees will collectively receive $170,000 in grants to equip affordable single- and multi-family homes with solar power, announced NeighborWorks America, a national nonprofit that creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. 
8/12/2015
Philadelphia gets $8.5 million economic boost from community-development conference, event attracts 2,200+ professionals
An $8.5 million boost is coming to the Philadelphia economy when more than 2,200 community development professionals from around the country convene in the city for the NeighborWorks Training Institute (NTI) Aug. 17-21. 
7/27/2015
NeighborWorks America Safe and Sound initiative awards $1.2 million in grants across nine nonprofits working to strengthen rural communities
Nine grantees will collectively receive nearly $1.2 million in grants to improve rural lives by rehabilitating or replacing substandard homes, announced NeighborWorks America, a national nonprofit that creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. In support of the Safe and Sound initiative, Wells Fargo Housing Foundation donated $1 million and is the lead funder of the effort.
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