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Achieving Excellence through Community Land Trusts
4/26/2016
Achieving Excellence through Community Land Trusts
Community Land Trusts are not-for-profit corporations that acquire homes or vacant land for the benefit of the community, helping provide access to affordable housing for local low- and moderate-income residents.
Water tanks deployed to relieve drought in California
4/13/2016
Water tanks deployed to relieve drought in California
When a well runs dry, it affects every aspect of these families’ daily lives — including drinking, cooking, sanitation and personal hygiene. NeighborWorks member Self-Help Enterprises quickly recognized the crisis required immediate attention.
Community fair encourages resident-driven solutions
4/11/2016
Community fair encourages resident-driven solutions
A community-impact survey that showed low resident engagement led to the plan for an innovation fair, which allows individiuals and nonprofits to propose their own ideas for improving the neighborhood.
Peer-to-peer exchange one of the best ways to learn
4/11/2016
Peer-to-peer exchange one of the best ways to learn
Nonprofits can learn from each other, and NeighborWorks America facilitates the process through its Peer-to-Peer Visit Grant.
For youth who attend this program, ‘money rocks’
4/4/2016
For youth who attend this program, ‘money rocks’
When it comes money, budgeting and planning ahead, it's never too early to start learning. Money Rocks in South Carolina begins in the schools.
Giving residents a voice door by door in Idaho
4/4/2016
Giving residents a voice door by door in Idaho
Resident surveys carried out by NeighborWorks Pocatello in its Old Town neighborhood successfully strengthened the organization’s community engagement efforts.
The arc of a Chatham superhero
4/1/2016
The arc of a Chatham superhero
“I want to bring this housing complex to life,” says Yorli Huff, a former undercover drug agent and superhero.
Good bargain helps renter become homeowner
3/31/2016
Good bargain helps renter become homeowner
After renting an apartment for two years, Ashley Johnson knew she wanted to be a homeowner, preferably in Detroit, where she works for the Girl Scouts.
When this resident sees ‘room for improvement,’ she gets to work
3/28/2016
When this resident sees ‘room for improvement,’ she gets to work
As a resident of the College Park neighborhood in Las Vegas for 54 years, RaeAnn Peterson didn’t stand around and wait for someone else to fix problems in her neighborhood. Peterson identified several elderly individuals whose homes needed some tender loving care.
Women's History Month: Gail Latimore
3/28/2016
Women's History Month: Gail Latimore
For more than 35 years, our network of more than 240 nonprofit organizations provide a number of services to their communities, including access to homeownership and safe, affordable rental housing. At the helm of 40 percent of these organizations are female leaders. During Women's History Month, we celebrate these women and their accomplishments in community development.
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