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Affordable housing for musicians preserves culture
6/16/2015
Affordable housing for musicians preserves culture
The city of New Orleans knows how to support and nurture its artists. Read about a unique housing development just for musicians - and hear one of them sing about what it means to be homeless.
Partners join to ensure 'no resident is left behind'
6/4/2015
Partners join to ensure 'no resident is left behind'
Terri North and Emelda Paul were intent on making sure that when New Orleans' old Lafitte housing development was rebuilt after being ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, its original residents would have the first opportunity to return.
Comeback Communities: Reversing food deserts with neighborhood groc...
5/20/2015
Comeback Communities: Reversing food deserts with neighborhood grocers
Hurricane Katrina left a lot of food deserts in New Orleans. Read how one partnership is helping to change that--one grocery at a time.
Repairs help elderly and disabled stay in their homes
5/6/2015
Repairs help elderly and disabled stay in their homes
Low-income elderly and disabled residents of New Orleans often struggle to stay in their homes, both due to the aging building stock and the lingering aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Rebuilding Together brings volunteers to their aid, both by making repairs and adapting homes to be more accessible. 
Get to know a VISTA: Geoff Bliss
4/27/2015
Get to know a VISTA: Geoff Bliss
Geoff Bliss is an AmeriCorps VISTA from Woodstock, NY. He has a Master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Cincinnati. He is currently serving on the community development team at Hudson River Housing, Inc., a charted NeighborWorks member in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Get to know a VISTA: Shemekka Coleman
4/27/2015
Get to know a VISTA: Shemekka Coleman
Shemekka Coleman is an AmeriCorps VISTA from Kinston, NC. She is currently serving at DHIC, a non-profit housing development organization and a chartered NeighborWorks member in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a VISTA she works to enhance Resident Services at DHIC's affordable housing properties. She is the mother of two boys.
Make It Right homes built to be affordable, green – and inspiration...
4/20/2015
Make It Right homes built to be affordable, green – and inspirational
In June, Comeback Communities participants will visit the work of the Make It Right Foundation, which is proving that "green," attractive homes can be affordable for low-income residents of New Orleans.
Neighborhood marketing: building on strengths to change perceptions
4/16/2015
Neighborhood marketing: building on strengths to change perceptions
Revitalizing communities also means changing perceptions about them. NeighborWorks is supporting efforts to rebrand Roseburg, OR, and Flint, MI.
Community engagement through urban farming
3/17/2015
Community engagement through urban farming
Steve Curtis of Community Housing of Wyandotte County talks about what makes a successful community garden.
HOPE Investment creates, retains 300 jobs; increases access to heal...
3/12/2015
HOPE Investment creates, retains 300 jobs; increases access to health care
From the front line to the fast lane
2/12/2015
From the front line to the fast lane
U.S. military veteran Chris Nolte received a business loan from AAFE-affiliate Renaissance Economic Development to jump-start his electronic bike business. This is his story.
Couple finds a place to call home just in time for baby
1/9/2015
Couple finds a place to call home just in time for baby
Brian Colvin and his wife Samantha were homeless. They had been living with various family members, desperately trying to save enough money to pay for the utility deposits required to rent an apartment. Unfortunately, they had worn out their welcome.
It takes more than a building to make a home
12/18/2014
It takes more than a building to make a home
This holiday season, this mother and daughter are celebrating their "journey" from an abusive relationship in an unstable home to a safe "harbor," thanks to Homeport Ohio.
Saving the dream in Ohio
12/8/2014
Saving the dream in Ohio
Judy Hudson witnessed the housing crash in northeastern Ohio from a unique vantage point: as a realtor and as a struggling homeowner.  With a deflating market, it was “costing more to stay in [business] than it was to stay out.”
Finding foreclosure help in St. Louis
12/8/2014
Finding foreclosure help in St. Louis
Saxophonist Readus Miller started playing when he was 13 and never quit. He added the clarinet, flute and other wind instruments to his repertoire and was moonlighting as a “one-man band” while holding down a day job at Boeing Aircraft for 25 years.
Just in time for holidays, truck driver’s home saved from foreclosu...
12/4/2014
Just in time for holidays, truck driver’s home saved from foreclosure
This man's home was about to be foreclosed when he found help from Select Milwaukee - just in time for the holidays.
Home for the holidays – for the first time in 36 years
11/25/2014
Home for the holidays – for the first time in 36 years
Despite his many years of military service, Herbert BIllinger and his wife have never been able to afford a home -- until now, just in time for the holidays!
Veteran and lifelong renter becomes homeowner
11/6/2014
Veteran and lifelong renter becomes homeowner
Thanks to NeighborWorks America and the Wells Fargo Foundation, veteran Leslie Heisner now owns her first home. 
Jacob Puff: one veteran giving back to many others
10/30/2014
Jacob Puff: one veteran giving back to many others
On Veterans Day, and all year round, Jacob Puff celebrates his years in the U.S. Marines by helping other vets who are in danger of "falling through the cracks."
Paul Bertha: from bystander to ‘upstander’
10/23/2014
Paul Bertha: from bystander to ‘upstander’
Paul Bertha's decision to be an active member of his community led to the creation of the Historic Roosevelt Summer Academy where's he has served as drama teach to approximately 600 young people in a disadvantaged area. 
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