NeighborWorks America Launches NeighborWorks Alliance Of Texas

Alliance Supports Texas Communities by Empowering Consumers to Make Wise Housing Decisions and Strengthen Their Financial Future  

WACO, TX– Today NeighborWorks America launched the NeighborWorks Alliance of Texas, an agreement between 13 regional housing organizations dedicated to expanding and preserving housing opportunities for all Texas residents. This is the tenth alliance formed by member organizations of NeighborWorks America, the country’s preeminent leader in affordable housing and community development.

The NeighborWorks Alliance of Texas, which aims to revitalize communities, was formed to provide leadership and advocacy, raise capital, support peer-to-peer learning and advance housing and community development issues around the state. The organizations include the following: Affordable Homes of Texas, Inc.; Alamo Area Mutual Housing Association, Inc., Avenue Community Development Corporation; BCL of Texas; Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation, Foundation Communities; Laredo-Webb Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.; NeighborWorks Waco; Neighborhood Housing Services of Dimmit County, Inc.; Neighborhood Housing Services of San Antonio, Inc.; Nueces County Community Action Agency; Tejano Center for Community Concerns; and Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation. Between 2007 and 2011, NeighborWorks organizations in Texas served over 35,000 customers, with over 17,000 households receiving pre-purchase, post-purchase, or foreclosure education; customers purchased over 4,000 homes from NeighborWorks organizations or with NeighborWorks organizations’ assistance. NeighborWorks organizations in West Texas produced 67 single family homes and 490 multi-family rental homes between 1992 and 2012 with a direct investment of $41.4 million.

“With this new collaboration NeighborWorks builds on the strength of the network,” said Roy Nash, President and CEO, NeighborWorks Waco, and Chair, NeighborWorks Alliance of Texas. “All Texas residents deserve the best information on housing opportunities. NeighborWorks America has been a trusted resource for over thirty years, and now the NeighborWorks Alliance of Texas can provide increased value to our region. We know Texans’ specific needs and will educate and motivate Texans to make the tough financial choices that allow for long-term housing success.”

“We’re delighted that the NeighborWorks Alliance of Texas is coming together as a unified force of top NeighborWorks organizations to help consumers,” said Eileen Fitzgerald, NeighborWorks America CEO.

 

NeighborWorks America has the following alliances: NeighborWorks Alliance of Kentucky,

NeighborWorks Alliance of New York State, NeighborWorks Alliance of Vermont, NeighborWorks Alliance of Utah, NeighborWorks Collaborative of Ohio, NeighborWorks Alliance of Tennessee, NeighborWorks Alliance of Texas, NeighborWorks Alliance of Wisconsin, and NeighborWorks Association of Pennsylvania.

The NeighborWorks network consists of more than 235 independent, community-based nonprofit organizations serving more than 4,500 communities nationwide.  For more information on NeighborWorks America, go to www.nw.org. For more information on the NeighborWorks Alliance of Texas, contact Roy Nash at 254-752-1647 x208 or roynash@nw-waco.org.

About NeighborWorks Alliance of Texas

NeighborWorks Alliance of Texas works together to build stronger communities throughout the state of Texas. The NeighborWorks Alliance of Texas is comprised of 14 regional nonprofit housing organizations dedicated to expanding and preserving housing opportunities for all Texas residents. Neighborhoods and communities are stronger when Texans have the economic and social stability that long-term housing brings.

About NeighborWorks® America

NeighborWorks® America, a congressionally chartered nonprofit corporation, creates opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated more than $19.5 billion in reinvestment in these communities. NeighborWorks America is the nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals.

 

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