Introduction: Welcome to the Guide


This Guide would not have been possible without the contributions of many individuals. We would like to thank the leadership and staff of each of the organizations featured in this report for providing access to their organizations and insight into their strategies. We would also like to thank the professionals who thoughtfully reviewed and helped improve this Guide.

NeighborWorks® America Project Team

Ascala Tsegaye Sisk, Senior Manager, Community Stabilization
Paul Singh, Management Consultant, Community Stabilization


Marcia Nedland, Principal, Fall Creek Consultants

Contributors and Reviewers

LeeAnn Adams, NHS South Florida
Shanta Baro, Argent Community Development
Ann DiPetta, ADR Consulting
Dana Hanchin, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority
Staci Horwitz, City of Lakes Community Land Trust
Michael Loftin, Homewise
Mardie Oakes, Hello Housing
John O’Callaghan, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership
David Reierson, Homeport
Suzanne Weiss, NHS South Florida
Donna C. Williams, LiveUrban/Keller Williams Realty