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29 Jul, 2014, 12:06 ET Residents and business owners benefit from neighborhood marketing and branding initiative

Seventeen communities from around the country have been selected for an initiative that will help them attract and retain residents, businesses and...


22 Jul, 2014, 13:17 ET NeighborWorks America selects senior leaders for program to transform organizations

Fifty participants from around the globe have been chosen for a competitive program that equips executives with the skills to advance their...


01 Jul, 2014, 11:50 ET NeighborWorks America Urges Homeowners to Avoid Paying for Loan Modifications

Like many homeowners, Sixto Diaz was current on his mortgage when he decided to get a loan modification. His monthly payment was increasing and the...


10 Jun, 2014, 16:41 ET NeighborWorks America names two housing and finance industry veterans to top positions

NeighborWorks America announced today that it named Peter N. Carey, acting Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Thomas Bloom acting Chief Financial...


03 Jun, 2014, 10:46 ET NeighborWorks America launches 31st annual NeighborWorks Week

 On June 7 NeighborWorks America kicks off the 31st annual NeighborWorks Week, a weeklong celebration in which thousands of volunteers come...


15 May, 2014, 11:10 ET Community-development conference kicks off in Louisville; 2,300+ professionals, $2.8 million in economic impact expected

 An estimated $2.8 million in economic impact is expected in Louisville next week when more than 2,300 community development professionals from...


02 May, 2014, 15:11 ET Chuck Wehrwein Named Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America announced today that Chuck Wehrwein will serve as acting president and chief executive officer following the Board of...


20 Feb, 2014, 17:35 ET Community-development conference coming to Los Angeles will attract 2,000+ professionals, $10 million in economic impact

A $10 million boost is coming to the Los Angeles economy when more than 2,000 community development professionals from around the country convene...


31 Jan, 2014, 08:00 ET Don't be 'taken' this tax season

The following was written by Marietta Rodriguez, vice president mortgage programs, NeighborWorks America: All of the data aren't in yet for...


11 Dec, 2013, 12:03 ET NeighborWorks® America names Vanitha Venugopal vice president for its pacific region

 NeighborWorks America announced today that it named Vanitha Venugopal regional vice president for its pacific region. As regional vice...


09 Dec, 2013, 10:15 ET NeighborWorks America opens application window for Achieving Excellence program

Nonprofit executives encouraged to apply for program delivered in partnership with Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government...


05 Dec, 2013, 14:26 ET Kansas City gets $2 million economic boost from NeighborWorks America conference

NeighborWorks Training institute brings 1,750 community development professionals to Kansas City More than 1,750 community development...


20 Nov, 2013, 12:00 ET Hangover from housing crisis has not changed two-thirds of consumers' view on the value of homeownership according to new research from NeighborWorks America

Low mortgage rates are not pushing most renters to consider homeownership  The worst housing crisis in generations and the slow rebound...


20 Nov, 2013, 12:00 ET NeighborWorks America survey: Friends and family beat out housing professionals as first stop for information when buying a home or trying to avoid foreclosure

More than 4 out of 5 adults under 30 say home buying is complicated  The average home buyer looks to friends and family first when...


29 Oct, 2013, 13:51 ET NeighborWorks America introduces second round of designees to 'Green Organization' program

Program recognizes organizations with sustainable business practices that save money, improve lives for low- and moderate-income families...


24 Oct, 2013, 13:03 ET Superstorm Sandy one year later: NeighborWorks America continues to assist those impacted

Top affordable housing organization stepped in and stays committed; offers grants, on-the-ground services, trainings, and more  As the...


24 Oct, 2013, 09:15 ET NeighborWorks America Receives $1.5 Million Grant from JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Mortgage Lending, Affordable Homeownership, Financial Capability and Community Stabilization Efforts to Benefit from Support  A $1.5...


22 Oct, 2013, 14:28 ET NeighborWorks America Helps Nearly 1.6 Million Homeowners through Congressionally Funded National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program

--Homeowners facing foreclosure continue to hold higher rate mortgages --Underemployment and unemployment remain top reasons for default...


18 Oct, 2013, 12:51 ET NeighborWorks America trains top community leaders and recognizes local heroes with award

Awardees include leader with disability who guides others to overcome disabilities This week community leaders from around the country are...


12 Sep, 2013, 10:00 ET NeighborWorks America Names Kirsten Johnson-Obey Senior Vice President Public Policy and Legislative Affairs

NeighborWorks America named Kirsten Johnson-Obey senior vice president of the corporation's Public Policy and Legislative Affairs division....


14 Aug, 2013, 11:51 ET NeighborWorks America Brings More than 2,000 Community Development Professionals to Philadelphia to Participate in Training Institute

Weeklong Training Focusing on Affordable Housing Results in an Estimated $7 Million Economic Impact Citywide  Today NeighborWorks America,...


21 Jun, 2013, 13:44 ET NeighborWorks America Receives Annual Housing Person of the Year Award from the National Housing Conference

This week NeighborWorks America received the Annual Housing Person of the Year Award from the National Housing Conference (NHC) at NHC's...


11 Jun, 2013, 15:23 ET NeighborWorks America CEO Recommends Stronger Ties Between Credit Unions And Community Development Nonprofits

 NeighborWorks America CEO Eileen Fitzgerald recently called for credit unions and nonprofit community development organizations to increase...


14 May, 2013, 12:18 ET NeighborWorks America Announces that NeighborWorks Organizations Own and Manage More Than 100,000 Affordable Rental Homes

 Today NeighborWorks America announced that the total number of affordable rental homes owned and managed by its members has surpassed the...


16 Apr, 2013, 09:30 ET $70.1 Million Awarded Through National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program to Help Nearly 193,000 Families

Demand for Counseling Funds Far Exceeds Supply NeighborWorks America today announced that $70.1 million has been awarded to 30 state housing...