NeighborWorks Receives Annual Housing Person of the Year Award

NeighborWorks Receives Annual Housing Person of the Year Award

06/24/2013 BY: ESTHER CHO

The National Housing Conference (NHC) awarded NeighborWorks America with the Annual Housing Person of the Year Award.

The group, which has a network of 235 nonprofits represented in every state, was awarded at NHC’s 41st Annual Housing Person of the Year Gala.

The theme for this year’s event was Housing’s Path Forward to highlight the work of stabilizing neighborhoods, preventing foreclosures, creating affordable rental housing, and counseling households.

NeighborWorks received recognition for work accomplished through its network organizations, which provided nearly 122,000 individuals and families with education and counseling in 2012.

Last year, NeighborWorks organizations also owned and managed more than 102,000 rental homes and assisted more than 305,000 households with housing.

NHC also honored Omni New York LLC with the award.

“NHC is very excited to honor two organizations that have not only worked so hard to help residents weather the darkest days of the housing crisis but have also helped to light housing’s path forward as we address the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow,” said NHC president and CEO Chris Estes. “NeighborWorks America’s housing counseling programs have helped more than 1.5 million people with foreclosure intervention counseling and have prevented a deepening of the foreclosure crisis that has wracked the country for the past five years.”

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