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Press Releases

8/12/2015
Philadelphia gets $8.5 million economic boost from community-development conference, event attracts 2,200+ professionals
An $8.5 million boost is coming to the Philadelphia economy when more than 2,200 community development professionals from around the country convene in the city for the NeighborWorks Training Institute (NTI) Aug. 17-21. 
7/27/2015
NeighborWorks America Safe and Sound initiative awards $1.2 million in grants across nine nonprofits working to strengthen rural communities
Nine grantees will collectively receive nearly $1.2 million in grants to improve rural lives by rehabilitating or replacing substandard homes, announced NeighborWorks America, a national nonprofit that creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. In support of the Safe and Sound initiative, Wells Fargo Housing Foundation donated $1 million and is the lead funder of the effort.
6/17/2015
Survey: Minorities feel better about their local economies and job outlook than the national average, while rural Americans generally feel worse
According to a new survey of attitudes from NeighborWorks America, Americans overall are split on their assessment of their local economy and job situation, with minorities reporting more positively than Whites across all income brackets.  On average, the differences can largely be attributed to region, with Americans who live in urban areas reporting more positively about their local economies and job situation, and residents in rural areas more negatively.
6/16/2015
Comeback Communities events in New Orleans garner support from JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo Housing Foundation
NeighborWorks America announced that lead grants from JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo Housing Foundation are underwriting the Comeback Communities summit and enabling dozens of nonprofit professionals to attend the one-of-a-kind event here. Comeback Communities is the first step in a national effort designed to identify, explore, celebrate and nurture the essential ingredients of strong, resilient communities. 
6/15/2015
Ten years after hurricanes ravaged the Gulf Coast, a stronger sense of community emerges
Ten years after the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history devastated homes and displaced tens of thousands of people from New Orleans and other Gulf Coast cities, residents in that part of the country have come back to build a community that is even stronger and more connected to each other than elsewhere in the U.S. 
6/2/2015
Thousands of neighbors and volunteers help build stronger communities
On June 6-14, NeighborWorks America and its network of local organizations kicks off the 32nd annual NeighborWorks Week, a weeklong celebration in which thousands of volunteers come together to help make their communities healthy, sustainable places. Nearly 200 affordable housing and community development organizations are holding events nationwide.
6/2/2015
NeighborWorks America ranks third among builders of affordable homes in latest Builder list
NeighborWorks America 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. 3 among builders specializing in affordable for-sale homes.
4/29/2015
Community-development conference coming to Kansas City will attract 2,100+ professionals, $1.7 million in economic impact
A $1.7 million boost is coming to the Kansas City economy when more than 2,100 community-development professionals from around the country convene in the city for the NeighborWorks Training Institute (NTI) May 4-8.
3/31/2015
One-in-three U.S. adults has no emergency savings despite improving economy
According to the second annual financial capability survey from NeighborWorks America, 34 percent of adults in America – more than 72 million people – say they don’t have any emergency savings.
3/13/2015
$44.8 Million awarded through National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program to help nearly 130,000 families
NeighborWorks America announced that $44.8 million has been awarded to 25 state housing finance agencies (HFAs), 18 HUD-approved housing counseling intermediaries, and 68 community-based NeighborWorks organizations to provide counseling to families and individuals facing the threat of foreclosure.
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