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|About||Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-certified counseling agency based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.|
|Mission||Neighbors Helping Neighbor's mission is to empower low- and moderate-income Brooklyn residents to secure quality housing and build financial assets.|
Founded in 1990, Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-certified counseling agency based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, whose mission is to empower low- and moderate-income Brooklyn residents to secure quality housing and build financial assets. NHN is committed to providing the highest quality of service in order to educate and counsel working New Yorkers so they can help themselves; organize people so they can act collectively and help one another; network with other community organizations; and serve as an advocate for and conduit for resources to the communities it serves. NHN achieves this mission through a combination of homeownership and tenant services, as well as organizing and advocacy around local and citywide campaigns that align with a vision of safe, affordable housing in the Brooklyn communities NHN serves.
Building on synergies in the missions and programs of the two non-profits – as well as a history of programmatic partnership – FAC and NHN announced a strategic alliance in November of 2011 after a thoughtful planning process. Neighbors Helping Neighbors is now an affiliate of Fifth Avenue Committee, with an office at the FAC Center for Community Development as well as a satellite office in Sunset Park.
NHN’s Core Programs and Services include:
First-Time Homebuyer Education and Counseling promotes sustainable homeownership for low- to moderate-income households via Homebuyer Readiness Orientations and Seminars, Financial Literacy Workshops, and one-on-one counseling and mortgage assistance. NHN helps first-time home buyers determine if they are ready to purchase a home and teaches them how to prepare their credit and finances, avoid common pitfalls including predatory lending, choose an affordable mortgage, and access down payment/closing cost assistance, providing support throughout the home-buying process. NHN also prevents future foreclosures by helping non-ready buyers avoid risky mortgages and f