NeighborWorks America Announces $1.9 Million in Community Stabilization Grants.Grants Will Help Local NeighborWorks Organizations Reduce Inventory of REO reo
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WASHINGTON -- Today NeighborWorks([R]) America announced that it awarded a total of $1.9 million in community stabilization grants to 38 local NeighborWorks organizations throughout the country. Each NeighborWorks organization will use its $50,000 grant to support its community stabilization efforts, which are primarily focused on acquiring, renovating, and selling foreclosed or vacant homes to low- and moderate-income families. The grants will help the community-based NeighborWorks organizations launch local housing activities designed to reduce the inventory of bank-owned (REO) properties in their communities, reverse the deterioration caused by foreclosures, and market their neighborhoods to potential homebuyers.
Altogether, the NeighborWorks organization grantees and their local strategic partners plan to purchase 2,800 housing units. After necessary improvements, 1,400 homes will be sold, 630 will become rental housing, and 322 will be sold through lease-purchase programs. In addition, approximately 451 blighted homes are slated for demolition. Just over 8,000 prospective homeowners will be served through pre-purchase counseling programs expanded to address the challenges of buying bank-owned properties.
While stabilization strategies will vary by market, many of the NeighborWorks grantees plan to use their grants, combined with other resources, to support the creation of new housing opportunities for renters and buyers seeking affordable, quality housing. Most of the grantees are planning a variety of programs designed to bring people back to homes that are foreclosed or abandoned.
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* Housing Partnership of Northeast Florida (Jacksonville, Fla.) will acquire and rehabilitate a 52-unit multifamily property that will serve low-income renters, Section 8 voucher holders, and homeless families in transition. They are also planning to acquire and sell 15 single-family properties and expand their first-time homebuyer First-Time Homebuyer
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* NHS of Minneapolis (Minn.) plans to invest in "troubled" housing markets nestled within commercial nodes, but still ripe for additional development due to ongoing commercial and physical infrastructure investments.
In addition to strategies designed to attract residents back to communities abandoned in the wake of the foreclosure crisis, green building will play a significant role in one-third of the grantees' stabilization plans. These include producing energy-efficient properties, using green rehab design standards Design standards
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* LaCasa, Inc. (Newark, N.J.) plans to develop 27 energy-efficient properties for resale.
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* St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center (Baltimore, Md.) will ensure that its NSP-assisted rehabilitated homes will be energy efficient.
* Neighborhood Development Services (Ravenna, Ohio Ravenna is a city in Portage County, Ohio, United States. It was formed from portions of Ravenna Township in the Connecticut Western Reserve. The population was 11,771 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Portage CountyGR6. ) plans to use green specifications to rehabilitate and resell 30 homes in Northeastern Ohio.
Most NeighborWorks grantees will leverage their grant toward projects supported by the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP (1) (Network Service Provider) An organization that provides a high-speed Internet backbone to ISPs and other service providers. Sprint, MCI and UUNET are examples of NSPs. See Internet backbones. ) administered by HUD Hud (hd), a pre-Qur'anic prophet of Islam. Hud unsuccessfully exhorted his South Arabian people, the Ad, to worship the One God. . The grantees will implement their community stabilization activities with a host of partners, including banks, county and municipal agencies, and other nonprofit groups. Many grantees are working with the National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST NCST North Carolina State
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The organization began in 1973 as the Urban Reinvestment Task Force, a joint project of the Department of Housing that helps grantees acquire properties from servicers and provide supplemental financing through one streamlined entity.
For more information about NeighborWorks America's Community Stabilization Program, please visit www.StableCommunities.org, or contact Erin Angell Collins, 202-220-6317.
About NeighborWorks([R]) America
NeighborWorks([R]) 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. 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 235 community development organizations working in more than 4,400 urban, suburban and rural communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States). 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.