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12/13/2018
Small loans offer big benefits for residents with tight budgets
There are many times when unexpected or ill-timed expenses arise, and families with low or moderate incomes struggle to cover them. Programs that offer small loans at affordable prices are in great need, and in this post one successful model is explored. 
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11/29/2018
Q&A with an expert: how to help clients cope with student-loan debt
Survey after survey shows that one of the biggest hurdles facing would-be homebuyers and other purchasers today is student loan debt. In this Q&A, a lending expert who teaches courses for NeighborWorks America talks about to help them. 
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11/20/2018
Artists and community-development nonprofits: how to make the match work
Artists offer a lot more to community development professionals than performance art. They also can facilitate a deeper level of resident engagement and even transform the way we think about all sorts of everyday challenges. 
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11/16/2018
Pilot demonstrates rental properties’ potential for building financial capability
Many renters can benefit from financial coaching and counseling to help them achieve their goals, and a NeighborWorks America pilot program shows such services can effectively be delivered at multifamily housing developments. 
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11/9/2018
Arts-inspired gentrification: myth, reality or preventable risk?
Does neighborhood improvement through an emphasis on the arts and artists increase the risk of gentrification? No, not if resident engagement is at the heart of the effort, say these experts from NeighborWorks America's network.
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11/5/2018
Learning community delves into trauma and healing
Trauma—at the individual, interpersonal, community and system levels—has a huge impact on residents’ lives. NeighborWorks America is facilitating a dialogue about how to recognize and respond to that impact in community development.  
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10/1/2018
Putting ‘creativity’ into community development facilitates many goals
Arts and other culture-related activities and creations can help revitalize neighborhoods, bring disparate residents together, honor lived experience and so much more. Thanks to research funded by The Kresge Foundation and documented in a new report, NeighborWorks America has showcased best practices and outlined the top challenges. 
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9/13/2018
Marietta Rodriguez taps into early ‘roots’ in new role as NeighborWorks CEO
Marietta Rodriguez, the new CEO of NeighborWorks America, talks about her first months on the job in one of her first interviews. She has served in  various roles within the organization, giving her the institutional knowledge and industry insights needed to assure that NeighborWorks America remains a go-to source in the industry as it closes its 40th-anniversary year.
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9/6/2018
The Possibilities Project: collaborating to help former-foster-care youth
About 23,000 young people “age out” of America’s foster-care system every year at a vulnerable age. Like most 18-year-olds, they’re financially ill-prepared to be fully independent. Their challenges are exacerbated by histories of abuse, abandonment and neglect. One member of the NeighborWorks network from Virginia has partnered with others to create an innovative solution.
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7/10/2018
It’s disaster season. Are you prepared?
Hurricane season is here once again. Flooding often causes as much damage as the hurricane itself—and that’s a risk faced by many areas of the country as the climate evolves and shifts. It’s a good time for nonprofits to assess their disaster preparedness and response skills.
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