Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven is a nonprofit organization with a mission to revitalize selected neighborhoods in New Haven. Over time, our mission has evolved to focus on positioning New Haven’s neighborhoods to succeed by increasing homeownership; making homes beautiful, functional, and affordable; and helping residents take charge of their neighborhoods. We believe that increased owner-occupancy rates, educated homebuyers, and rehabilitated houses will produce stable, revitalized neighborhoods that our clients will be proud to call home.
During the course of our 33-year history, the Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven has fully renovated and sold almost 300 houses to low- and moderate-income families. Through our HomeOwnership Center, we have been putting nearly 500 families a year on the path to homeownership through our homebuyer education classes and clinics. Over time, NHS has emerged as a premier provider of affordable, sustainable homeownership opportunities and homebuyer education in the Greater New Haven area and a champion of neighborhood revitalization throughout the region. We are a chartered member of the national NeighborWorksNetwork .
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven and its subsidiary, the New Haven HomeOwnership Center, have accomplished the following through December 2012:
Completed 7 "gut" rehabilitation projects (to Energy Star and historic standards), producing 7 homeownership units and 5 affordable rental units
Invested more than $2.5 million in the purchase and rehabilitation of houses throughout New Haven, with an emphasis on the Dwight, Hill, and Newhallville neighborhoods
Provided $790,000 in direct subsidies of development projects through the Connecticut Housing Tax Credit Program and Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program
Responded to basic inquires from 628 clients expressing an interest in homeownership
Provided pre-purchase homebuyer education to 254 prospective homebuyers
Helped 146 prospective homebuyers purchase a home
Held 12 financial literacy classes with 88 participants
Registered 228 participants in 24 post-purchase home maintenance and energy-saving classes
Counseled 555 homeowners who faced foreclosure
Helped 102 clients obtain mortgage modifications that enabled them to stay in their homes
Provided 28 homeowners with $82,127 in rescue funds that enabled them to modify their mortgages and avoid foreclosure
Hosted 32 volunteer events for a total of 2,570 hours to help improve physical conditions within our neighborhoods and rebuild communities
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