Celebrating 25 Years of Making Neighborhoods Matter
The New Year marks a significant milestone here at NPHS as we will celebrate our twenty-fifth year of improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Over the past twenty-five years, NPHS has evolved into a multi-faceted Community Development Financial Institution applying a holistic approach to community development through our Redevelopment, Realty, Homeownership Preservation, and Community Lending and Wealth Building programs and services, all aimed at creating stronger and more vibrant neighborhoods.
As a state-certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), NPHS continues to redevelop neighborhoods by renovating and greening blighted properties and transforming them into healthy homes for first-time buyers. As a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), we continue to work alongside local municipal housing agencies to administer and provide down payment programs to first-time homebuyers. Through our Healthy Homes program, we provide home improvement loans and grants to low-income seniors and veterans homeowners. Our partnerships with local government have expanded to offer Realty services to help increase affordable housing opportunities for first-time homebuyers. As a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency, NPHS continues to provide a wide-array of education and counseling services that both empower and advance community asset-building. These and other services have been critical in developing healthier and more economically resilient neighborhoods throughout San Bernardino, Riverside, and East Los Angeles County.
NPHS has invested over two decades in making neighborhoods matter, yet there is much more work to be done. We are working harder than ever to help more of our fellow residents find and sustain safe, comfortable and affordable housing. We are constantly evaluating new approaches and strategies to ensure stable and long-term homeownership solutions. We are reaching out to new partners, developing new funding sources for our affordable housing developments and finding unique and innovative cross-sector approaches to foster effective and meaningful impact.
As we begin 2016, NPHS is ready to challenge and stretch ourselves more than ever to have a stronger impact, innovate further and help more families achieve decent, safe and healthy affordable housing. On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of NPHS, I thank you for working alongside us and sharing in our collective journey toward strengthening and improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods in the Inland Valley.
May we all reach new heights in 2016.
Clemente Arturo Mojica