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1704, 2018

How to Make Your Renovation a Successful, Positive Experience

By |April 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on How to Make Your Renovation a Successful, Positive Experience

In the United States, renovation spending has more than doubled since the late 1990s, reaching nearly $65 billion last year alone. Oftentimes the investment a homeowner makes is substantial, both financially and emotionally. The stakes are high. That’s why it’s imperative that the job is done well from start to finish. NPHS suggests a

103, 2018

NPHS Real Estate Team Shares Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

By |March 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on NPHS Real Estate Team Shares Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Buying a home for the first time is an exciting period in a person’s life. Deciding to buy a home often indicates buyers are ready to establish firm roots in a community where they can see themselves living for years to come. The process of buying a home is rarely easy, and first-time buyers

102, 2018

Realty Services and Home Improvement trends in today’s market

By |February 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Realty Services and Home Improvement trends in today’s market

Although the heydays of the real estate boom of the early 2000s have not quite returned, things look positive. In the United States, 1,226,000 new homes were built in 2016, according to data from Consumer Reports. That was the most since 2007. Resales also have been more promising. The National Association of Realtors® says

1601, 2018

City of San Bernardino and NPHS Break Ground on Three Infill Developments

By |January 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog, NeighborWire|Comments Off on City of San Bernardino and NPHS Break Ground on Three Infill Developments

Creating Greener, Healthier Neighborhoods The development of three homes is under way in the City of San Bernardino. In partnership with the city, NPHS is developing three separate lots with beautiful, high-performing factory-built homes. The 1,500 square foot homes are being manufactured to high energy efficient standards and feature an attached garage and porch.

301, 2018

This New Year cut that Energy Bill and Stay Green

By |January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on This New Year cut that Energy Bill and Stay Green

Homeowners continue to seek creative ways to reduce monthly expenses while being more environmentally conscious. Knowing where your money is being spent gives you a better understanding of how and where to make efficiencies. The United States Department of Energy says that household heating and cooling accounts for around 54 percent of the average

1812, 2017

Set and Stick to your Holiday Budget

By |December 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Set and Stick to your Holiday Budget

The chance to give gifts and spend time with loved ones makes the holiday season a special time of year. But for many people, the holiday season often leads to overspending. A 2016 survey from the American Research Group found that American shoppers anticipated spending an average of $930 on gifts that holiday season.

711, 2017

NPHS Selected as a Finalist for the 2017 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, NeighborWire|Comments Off on NPHS Selected as a Finalist for the 2017 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award

Achieving Greater Sustainability through Innovation, Entrepreneurial Leadership, and Taking Risk NPHS is proud to announce on being selected as a finalist for the 2017 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award. The Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders who innovate, take risks, and build businesses that contribute significantly to our local economy. This

711, 2017

Manufactured Factory Housing and Opportunity for Homeownership

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, NeighborWire|Comments Off on Manufactured Factory Housing and Opportunity for Homeownership

Op-Ed by NPHS CEO, Clemente Mojica and Next Step Network President and Founder, Stacey Epperson It is encouraging to see the recent strides made toward addressing the affordable housing crisis in California. Several state bills have now passed the State Assembly, including SB 35, SB 3 and SB 2, which have also been recently

1309, 2017
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Factory Built Homes Creating Homeownership Opportunities at Villa del Sol

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, NeighborWire|Comments Off on Factory Built Homes Creating Homeownership Opportunities at Villa del Sol

NPHS Launches Manufactured Housing Done Right Campaign NPHS and the City of Chino partnered to create three new homeownership opportunities for working families through an infill manufactured housing development. On August 22, 2017 nonprofit leaders, elected officials, and corporate partners celebrated the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Villa del Sol, a three-unit revitalization project and infill

1309, 2017

City of San Bernardino and NPHS Creating Healthier Living Environments for Homeowners

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, NeighborWire|Comments Off on City of San Bernardino and NPHS Creating Healthier Living Environments for Homeowners

Partnership Provides Home Repair Loans to Qualified Home Owners NPHS is partnering with the City of San Bernardino to administer the Owner-Occupied Residential Rehabilitation Loan Program to create safe and healthy  homes for qualified homeowners. The home rehabilitation program is a forgivable second mortgage loan designed to assist income-eligible San Bernardino homeowners improve the

1309, 2017
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NPHS Partners with County of Riverside to Provide Home Repair Grants for Seniors

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, NeighborWire|Comments Off on NPHS Partners with County of Riverside to Provide Home Repair Grants for Seniors

Improving the Quality of Life and Safety for Senior Homeowners   NPHS and the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside are working together to improve the quality of life and safety for Senior Homeowners. In partnership with the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside, the grant program offers up to $25,000 to

3008, 2017

Resources for First-Time Home Buyers

By |August 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Resources for First-Time Home Buyers

The housing market has begun to heat up thanks to an economy on the rebound. Few people aspire to rent for life, and home ownership is a dream shared by both natives and immigrants who came to the country seeking a better life. Each year the National Association of Realtors compiles a profile of

2908, 2017
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The benefits of choosing solar energy

By |August 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on The benefits of choosing solar energy

Home improvement trends come and go. What’s popular among today’s homeowners may feel dated to prospective buyers a decade from now. But solar energy is one home improvement trend that does not figure to go the way of sunken living rooms or popcorn ceilings. Sojourner Solar’s mission is to create sustainable homeownership by providing

208, 2017
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NPHS Assists HRY Solutions Expand Their Business

By |August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Stories from our Neighborhood|Comments Off on NPHS Assists HRY Solutions Expand Their Business

Providing Commercial Real Estate Services and Microloans Yesenia Flores from Montclair California is a Human Resources professional with over 25 years of experience. She is the recent recipient of the 2017 Trail Blazer award from the National Latina Business Women’s Association (NLBWA) showing excellence in leadership in the business community. Yesenia recently partnered

1107, 2017
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A Commitment to Universal Design

By |July 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on A Commitment to Universal Design

Building Homes That Are Inclusive of All Generations Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, regardless of their age, size, ability or disability, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. NPHS is committed to integrating Universal Design elements into its housing developments as much

606, 2017
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NPHS Partners with Wells Fargo for NeighborWorks Week

By |June 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Stories from our Neighborhood|Comments Off on NPHS Partners with Wells Fargo for NeighborWorks Week

In celebration of NeighborWorks Week, NPHS partnered with Wells Fargo to coordinate a Healthy Homes Build Day to repair the home of a retired Korean War Veteran residing in Hemet, California. This is part of an annual nationwide series of events coordinated and supported by NeighborWorks America. Clemente A. Mojica, NPHS President and

606, 2017
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Four Strategies for Increasing Homeownership Opportunities

By |June 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Four Strategies for Increasing Homeownership Opportunities

This June is National Homeownership Month, and NPHS is committed to increasing awareness of the resources and opportunities for achieving the American Dream of homeownership. “During National Homeownership Month and throughout the year, we must do all we can to ensure homeownership is not built on quick sand. Being as prepared as possible before

305, 2017
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NPHS Helps Veteran Family Buy Their First Home

By |May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Stories from our Neighborhood|Comments Off on NPHS Helps Veteran Family Buy Their First Home

Buying your first home can be an overwhelming and daunting task for anyone, particularly for first time home-buyers. Add to it the additional stress of being a newlywed couple with two children, multiple previous addresses, and a new job. This was the challenge that 32 year old Charles Flores, a Marine Veteran, and

205, 2017
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Green Benefits of Going Solar

By |May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Green Benefits of Going Solar

Reflecting on our recent celebration of Earth Day, NPHS and Sojourner Solar would like to highlight some of some of the top green benefits of going solar. Purchasing and installing solar panels allows homeowners to lower the cost of their utilities by at least 70%, creating discretionary savings for homeowners to use for paying

404, 2017
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The Benefits of Purchasing Versus Leasing Solar Panels

By |April 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on The Benefits of Purchasing Versus Leasing Solar Panels

Sojourner Solar provides a level of affordability to purchase and own a solar power system not offered by most traditional for-profit solar companies. According to a recent Consumer Reports article, the key distinction between purchasing and leasing a solar panel system is ownership. Depending on the financial goals of the homeowner, owning a system

304, 2017
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Protect Yourself as a Renter

By |April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Protect Yourself as a Renter

Renter households increased from 34 million in 2005 to over 43 million in 2017. With the probability that more families will seek this housing, planning ahead can make the process easier. NPHS is committed to providing safe, affordable and quality rental housing through their single and multi-family housing developments. NPHS suggests following these

304, 2017
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NPHS & City of Chino Help Senior Homeowner With Home Repairs

By |April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Stories from our Neighborhood|Comments Off on NPHS & City of Chino Help Senior Homeowner With Home Repairs

Imagine being a senior with limited income and discovering that you have mold and water damage problems in the home you have been living in for 30 years. This is the situation that Ethel Elliott, an 85 year old retiree from Chino, CA found herself in. Worried that the mold and water damage were

1403, 2017
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Why Go Solar?

By |March 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog, NeighborWire|Comments Off on Why Go Solar?

Top 5 Reasons for Purchasing a Solar System Homeowners have many reasons for going solar, and it will vary among homeowners based on their personal goals. Your goals may be to save money, protect the environment, or protect against rising energy costs. Regardless of your economic or environmental goals, going solar improves your

1403, 2017

Sojourner Solar

By |March 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Message from our CEO|Comments Off on Sojourner Solar

Everyone Owns the Sun NPHS Launches Solar Start-Up Everyone owns the sun and should be able to afford its benefits. The cost of solar technology has declined significantly over the last five years, and yet only higher income, well-to-do homeowners are accessing this technology. Lower wealth homeowners are

602, 2017
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NPHS Facilitates Microloan for Claremont Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

By |February 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog, NeighborWire, Stories from our Neighborhood|Comments Off on NPHS Facilitates Microloan for Claremont Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Jaso Sanchez dreamed of opening his own Jiu Jitsu school to teach youth and adults from all walks of life about the martial arts discipline that transformed his own life. With ten years of training under his belt and a business background, Jaso had the opportunity to start his own Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school

1001, 2017

A Message from the CEO

By |January 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Message from our CEO|Comments Off on A Message from the CEO

New Year. New Mission. More Impact. More than Housing - A Message from the CEO Happy New Year Partners! An impactful twenty-five years have passed since NPHS was established as a result of a partnership between residents, the City of Montclair and NeighborWorks America. It’s been an enriching journey

2712, 2016
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NPHS Helps Single Mother Buy a Home for the Holidays

By |December 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Stories from our Neighborhood|Comments Off on NPHS Helps Single Mother Buy a Home for the Holidays

For many families, the holiday season is a time to count life’s blessings. Amidst struggles and challenges, this season is a time of celebration, quality moments with loved ones, and thanks for the true fortunes we possess. For Salena Madrid and her mother Nancy, this December brings forth a particularly special blessing – a

2012, 2016

NPHS Helps Senior Homeowners With Safety Repairs & Upgrades

By |December 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Stories from our Neighborhood|Comments Off on NPHS Helps Senior Homeowners With Safety Repairs & Upgrades

Imagine being a retired senior citizen, having a limited income and being faced with an unexpected home repair bill when your water heater bursts and floods your home. Jose and Aida Cevallos, senior residents of Chino, found themselves in this predicament. The retired couple lives on limited annual income in a mobile home. When

2911, 2016

Home For The Holidays

By |November 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Home For The Holidays

A Story from Our Neighborhoods As the holidays approach we begin to plan for family gatherings, usually at a home opened to family and friends. It’s important to remember that a home is much more than just a building with walls, but rather a place for creating lasting memories and relationships. However,

2610, 2016

A Thank You Letter From One of Our Veterans

By |October 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Stories from our Neighborhood|Comments Off on A Thank You Letter From One of Our Veterans

As our country unites this month to recognize our veterans, we are reminded of our mission to empower families and build neighborhoods to capture opportunities that lead to economic security. NPHS strives to provide our programs and services for military families, veterans and those who serve for our country. We would like to share

1810, 2016

NPHS Helps Struggling Family Facing Foreclosure Find Hope

By |October 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Stories from our Neighborhood|Comments Off on NPHS Helps Struggling Family Facing Foreclosure Find Hope

Foreclosure - the word alone brings up feelings of fear, loss and hopelessness. What do you do when faced with the real possibility of losing your home? Add a pregnancy to the mix and you would understand the situation that Jonna and John Raddock from Moreno Valley, CA found themselves in. The Raddock Family

609, 2016

Shoes to Fill to Perform to a Sold-out Audience at NPHS 25th Anniversary Celebration

By |September 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Shoes to Fill to Perform to a Sold-out Audience at NPHS 25th Anniversary Celebration

Over 230 Guests Will Gather in Riverside to Celebrate NPHS’ 25th Anniversary Local drummer Mike Calderon is fond of saying, “Mess up once, that’s on you. Mess up twice: that’s jazz.”  Fortunately for Calderon and his fellow band mates, “messing up” is hardly a feature of one of the Inland Empire’s hottest musical

609, 2016

25 Years of Making Neighborhoods Matter

By |September 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Message from our CEO|Comments Off on 25 Years of Making Neighborhoods Matter

A Message from our President and CEO An impactful twenty-five years have passed since NPHS was established as a result of a partnership between residents, the City of Montclair and NeighborWorks America. As we reflect on our twenty-fifth year of service, we will challenge and stretch ourselves more than

108, 2016

Transforming Neighborhoods One Home at a Time

By |August 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Transforming Neighborhoods One Home at a Time

It’s summertime and homeowners across the Inland Empire are planning to tackle home repair projects at their home. However, too often the last thing that homeowners focus on is how to affordably pay for work that goes beyond a can of paint or a few swings of a hammer. Since repairing costs can run

108, 2016

NPHS Helps Create Second Chance for Homeowner After Foreclosure

By |August 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Stories from our Neighborhood|Comments Off on NPHS Helps Create Second Chance for Homeowner After Foreclosure

What does one do after losing their home foreclosure? Do they give up their dream of home ownership, or do second chances really exist? Carol Smith, from Sun City, California found out the answer to these very questions. Six years ago, Carol owned her own home in the Lake Elsinore area, but suffered through

504, 2016

Expanding Economic Inclusion

By |April 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Expanding Economic Inclusion

NPHS evaluates the financial risks of target populations and provides resources to aid individuals in overcoming financial disparity. In the spirit of Financial Capability Month, NPHS is highlighting an employee who has significantly impacted the community through Economic Inclusion programs. Jennifer Cervantes, the Community Building and Engagement Coordinator at NPHS, regularly presents important and

504, 2016

Your First Wealth is Health

By |April 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Your First Wealth is Health

“The first wealth is health.” Ralph Waldo Emerson penned these words recognizing that good health is essential to the prosperity of the American people. At NPHS, we refer to Financial Capability as Financial Wellness.  We believe financial wellness is holistic and defined by health, not wealth. Through improving the financial wellness of individuals, we

1901, 2016

Achieve Homeownership and Avoid Foreclosure

By |January 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Achieve Homeownership and Avoid Foreclosure

For seven years, Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services has teamed up with Freddie Mac to operate the NPHS Freddie Mac Borrower Help Center. We provide assistance to struggling homeowners with Freddie Mac-owned mortgages to help keep them in their homes, whenever possible. Due to the improving economy, our Freddie Mac Borrower Help Center services have

1101, 2016

Free Upcoming Homebuyer Classes

By |January 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Free Upcoming Homebuyer Classes

NPHS’ Homebuyer Education workshops are designed for potential homebuyers who are serious about taking control of the home buying process and want to be prepared to make the right decisions. These free classes take the mystery out of the home buying process. A Certificate of Completion is provided upon attendance of the class.

601, 2016

Message From the President and CEO

By |January 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Message from our CEO|Comments Off on Message From the President and CEO

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

501, 2016

Making Neighborhoods Matter

By |January 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Message from our CEO|Comments Off on Making Neighborhoods Matter

Celebrating 25 Years of Making Neighborhoods Matter A Message from the President and Chief Executive Officer 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

1512, 2015

Wishing You a Wonderful Holiday

By |December 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Wishing You a Wonderful Holiday

Our NPHS Family Wishes You a Wonderful Holiday and Happy New Year Thank you for your support and confidence. We look forward to continuing to partner with you in 2016!

1012, 2015

The Dream of Homeownership is Still Alive, Even for Millennials

By |December 10th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on The Dream of Homeownership is Still Alive, Even for Millennials

While the peak home buying season is behind us, it’s always a good time to consider homeownership when armed with the right information and financial tools. In fact, a new public opinion survey about the housing market from NeighborWorks America found that the overwhelming majority of people in the country see homeownership as an

205, 2015
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NPHS Partners with City of Chino for NeighborWorks Week

By |May 2nd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Stories from our Neighborhood|Comments Off on NPHS Partners with City of Chino for NeighborWorks Week

Mr. and Mrs. Maximiliano Valdez have lived in their home in Chino, California since 2002. The Valdez’s immigrated from Bolivia before becoming proud American homeowners. Through the years, the couple kept their home well-maintained, making sure to provide necessary repairs and upkeep. However, as the Valdez’s grew older and reached retirement, money became tighter

205, 2015
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NPHS Helps Provide Down Payment Assistance to Homebuyers

By |May 2nd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Stories from our Neighborhood|Comments Off on NPHS Helps Provide Down Payment Assistance to Homebuyers

Valentino and Marie Ceci recently purchased their first home in San Bernardino. Marie Ceci is disabled and unable to work while her husband Valentino works at the Claremont Graduate College. The couple sought other down payment assistance funding but was unable to utilize it due to the location of their home. Based on the

205, 2015

The Billinger Family

By |May 2nd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Stories from our Neighborhood|Comments Off on The Billinger Family

Stories From Our Neighborhoods Home For The Holidays For The First Time In 36 Years Herbert Billinger devoted most of his career to public service through the U.S. military. Drafted in 1952, he served the Army in Germany, then joined the Reserve, followed by the National Guard. Today, even though he officially retired