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Jul 29, 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...


Jul 22, 2014, 01:17 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...


Jul 01, 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...


Jun 10, 2014, 04:41 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...


Jun 03, 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 together...


May 15, 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 around ...


Apr 08, 2014, 09:00 ET Nearly 70 million Americans have no emergency savings while nearly one-in-four would run out of money in 30 days, says NeighborWorks America survey

Nearly 70 million in America don't have any emergency savings to withstand a sudden financial shock, while 22 percent of Americans or about 53...


Apr 04, 2014, 02:00 ET NeighborWorks America announces private sector partner awards

NeighborWorks America announced its private sector awards today with financial institutions and their related foundations sweeping all categories....


Mar 18, 2014, 04:00 ET $63.1 Million awarded through National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program to help more than 167,000 families

NeighborWorks America today announced that $63.1 million has been awarded to 29 state housing finance agencies (HFAs), 18 HUD-approved housing...


Feb 20, 2014, 05:35 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 in...


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

The following was written by Marietta Rodriguez, vice president mortgage programs, NeighborWorks America: (Logo:...


Dec 11, 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 president,...


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

NeighborWorks America is accepting applications from nonprofit executives for its next class of Achieving Excellence, an 18-month intensive program...


Dec 05, 2013, 02:26 ET Kansas City gets $2 million economic boost from NeighborWorks America conference

More than 1,750 community development professionals from around the country will visit Kansas City Dec. 9-13 for the quarterly NeighborWorks Training ...


Nov 20, 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

The average home buyer looks to friends and family first when gathering information on the home-buying process, ahead of realtors by more than two to ...


Nov 20, 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

The worst housing crisis in generations and the slow rebound back to normalcy has not changed the view of homeownership for two-thirds (67 percent)...


Oct 29, 2013, 01:51 ET NeighborWorks America introduces second round of designees to 'Green Organization' program

Twenty-six nonprofits were recognized today for their excellence in sustainable business and housing practices by NeighborWorks America, which...


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

A $1.5 million grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation will help NeighborWorks America substantially increase its work to help NeighborWorks network ...


Oct 24, 2013, 01:03 ET Superstorm Sandy one year later: NeighborWorks America continues to assist those impacted

As the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, people in the region continue to struggle and NeighborWorks America is supporting member...


Oct 22, 2013, 02:28 ET NeighborWorks America Helps Nearly 1.6 Million Homeowners through Congressionally Funded National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program

Nearly 1.6 million homeowners have received foreclosure prevention counseling by local nonprofits, national intermediaries and state housing finance...


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

This week community leaders from around the country are being acknowledged at the annual Community Leadership Institute. NeighborWorks America's...


Sep 12, 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....


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

Today NeighborWorks America, which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their...


Jun 21, 2013, 01:44 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 41st Annual...


Jun 11, 2013, 03:23 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 their...