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NeighborWorks America at Home survey: Renting can be a barrier to homeownership
When it comes to renting versus buying a home, people across the country express their dissatisfaction: Only 44 percent say homes are affordable for first-time buyers and almost two-thirds agree high rent is making it impossible to save for a future house.
More than 60 percent of adults say ‘the rent is too high’ where they live to save for a home purchase, but wide variations exist across the country
Results from the fifth America at Home surveyshow high rent as an obstacle to saving for a down payment on a home.
NeighborWorks America says affiliates are poised to grow realty services as focus on social enterprise increases
NeighborWorks America vice president of homeownership and lending said that she expects the number of NeighborWorks network nonprofits that provide realty services to grow over the short- to medium-term.
NeighborWorks America awards $48 million in down payment assistance grants to 19 nonprofit lenders
NeighborWorks America today announced that $48 million in down payment assistance grants have been awarded to 19 Community Development Financial Institutions.
New survey from NeighborWorks America shows how student loans and high rent prices weigh on homeownership
Student loan debt and high rent prices continue to worsen the homeownership outlook according to data from the fourth annual housing survey from NeighborWorks America. The national telephone survey found nearly one-third of Americans know someone who has delayed the purchase of a home because of student loan debt.
NeighborWorks America invites qualified CDFIs to apply for a share of $48 million in grants to support low- and middle-income down payment assistance homebuyer programs
NeighborWorks America announced that the application period will open Oct. 3 for special one-time down payment assistance grants to eligible community development financial institutions that want to increase low- and middle-income homeownership in their communities.
New report from NeighborWorks America focuses on people who’ve been helped by foreclosure prevention counseling
The latest report on the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) program stresses that homeowners continue to face challenges, including the need for better communication between housing counselors and mortgage servicers.
NeighborWorks sets goal of $3 billion in mortgage originations in 2016, focuses on first-time buyers
NeighborWorks America expects that its network of nonprofits across the United States will help originate $3 billion of mortgages this year, up from approximately $2.9 billion and $2.8 billion in calendar years, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
NeighborWorks America ranks second among builders of affordable homes in latest Builder list
Today, NeighborWorks America announced that it was named one of the nation’s largest builders of affordable homes, according to the Builder 100 list. NeighborWorks America, representing the NeighborWorks network, was ranked No. 2 among builders specializing in affordable for-sale homes.
Seven principles of healthy homes for National Healthy Homes Month
NeighborWorks America urges people to apply the following seven principles of healthy homes. Incorporating these changes can improve your health and save money.
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