Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, NeighborWorks America, a congressionally chartered nonprofit committed to expanding affordable housing and community development, announced new grant awards to the Community Service Programs (CSP) of West Alabama, Inc. and Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Birmingham, Inc. NeighborWorks awarded CSP a grant of $170,500 and NHS a grant of $111,500. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) releases the following statement commending the two organizations:
“Home ownership is a point of pride, security, and stability for individuals and their families. It is a key component to achieving the American dream,” said Rep. Sewell. “The grants announced this week by NeighborWorks America are going to two local organizations that have helped to provide people in our communities with access to decent, safe and affordable housing for decades. For families struggling to make ends meet, their support is indispensable. NeighborWorks’ investment in Alabama is going to give families in my district a shot at building a life they otherwise would not have access to.”
In fiscal year 2016, NeighborWorks America leveraged $91 dollars of other investments for every $1 of appropriated grants provided to the organization – resulting in a direct investment of $7.1 billion in communities across the country. That year, the NeighborWorks network assisted over 360,000 families and helped to create 21,000 new homeowners.
Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.