They are a really great organization and they have programs that can help you with homeownership and down payment assistance. Here is a little information about them and visit their website, links are at the end of this post
Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS) serves as a catalyst for local residents, business and government representatives to work together to build stronger neighborhoods, improve the quality of life for low to moderate income families of modest means and to revitalize communities into neighborhoods of choice.
NHS strengthens communities through the development and maintenance of quality affordable housing, creation and preservation of affordable homeownership opportunities, support of local leaders, providing financial education and increasing the financial independence of families and people in need.
Incorporated in 1984, Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS) has catapulted from a small local housing agency to the largest, non-profit affordable homeownership provider in Southern California. NHS is part of the NeighborWorks® America national network.
Today, NHS provides work for over 45 employees serving clients throughout Los Angeles County. Fueled by passion and determination, the staff and volunteers are committed to revitalizing communities, building stronger neighborhoods and helping families of modest means actualize their dream of homeownership.
Since 1984, NHS has developed and rehabilitated over 13,000 housing and commercial units, placed 2.47 million families on the road to homeownership, created 175 block clubs, employed 200 neighborhood youth, and invested more than $2.43 billion back into some of Los Angeles’ toughest neighborhoods.
Programs and Services
NHS helps families become lifelong homeowners. Through its programs and services, NHS helps to build stable neighborhoods and knowledgeable, empowered homeowners.
NHS uses a Community Asset Building model based on four major program areas:
- Asset Creation – Increase the supply of affordable housing
- Asset Promotion – Increase families’ financial knowledge and access
- Asset Protection – Prevent foreclosures and protect families’ investment
- Asset Preservation – Maintain and improve homes and neighborhoods
NHS delivers its programs and services through a business-like approach in the following five program areas:
- Homeownership Promotion and Preservation
- Affordable Mortgage Lending
- Construction Services & Management
- Nonprofit Real Estate Services
- Neighborhood Revitalization and Advocacy
Call toll-free at 888-895-2NHS or 888-895-2647