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Press Release

Release date: 8/2/2023


Lindsay Moore, NeighborWorks America Media
[email protected] 

Housing leader Marietta Rodriguez selected for The Nonprofit Times’
2023 Power & Influence Top 50 List

Washington, D.C. – NeighborWorks America President & CEO Marietta Rodriguez has been named one of the top working executives in the nonprofit sector on The Nonprofit Times’ 2023 NPT Power & Influence Top 50 list. The awards recognize 50 of the sector’s leaders for innovation, influence on the broader sector, and for Marietta Rodriguez, presidents & CEO of NeighborWorks America, smiles at the camera.developing organizational models that can be replicated.

The Nonprofit Times editors selected Rodriguez for inclusion from a group of approximately 300 nominated top executives. On Sept. 14, all 50 celebrated leaders will attend the annual NPT Power & Influence Top 50 Gala at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

In the last year, under Rodriguez’s leadership, NeighborWorks America strengthened services and investment on affordable housing for households of color and low-income households. She led the organization’s support of comprehensive community development through grants and coaching that will continue in the year ahead.

Additionally, the organization launched initiatives to promote organizational sustainability, resilience and diversity of talent. One pilot program, Advancing Leaders in Real Estate, is developing a talent pipeline of real estate professionals with a Sept. 20 graduation at NeighborWorks America’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.
“I am incredibly honored and humbled to be selected as one of The Nonprofit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50 and be in such esteemed company,” said Rodriguez. “For nearly 45 years, NeighborWorks America, through our network and programs, has helped make every community in America a place of opportunity so housing needs are equitably met and everyone has access to the resources and information that allows them to reach their goals.”  
For more than two decades with NeighborWorks America, Rodriguez has shaped and expanded its homeownership programs, increased capacity, and improved technical assistance and grant management across the network and with strategic partners. She leverages her depth of industry and institutional knowledge to drive results and lead an organization that is helping every day to positively transform people’s lives through affordable homeownership, financial counseling, resident engagement and other avenues.

About NeighborWorks America
For more than 40 years, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp., a national, nonpartisan nonprofit known as NeighborWorks America, has strived to make every community a place of opportunity. Our network of excellence includes nearly 250 members in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. NeighborWorks America offers grant funding, peer-exchange, technical assistance, evaluation tools and access to training, as the nation's leading trainer of housing and community development professionals. NeighborWorks network organizations provide residents in their communities with affordable homes, owned and rented; financial counseling and coaching; community building through resident engagement; and collaboration in the areas of health, employment and education.