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Process for Joining the NeighborWorks Network

Application Phase

The application process for affiliation to the NeighborWorks network is open until March 31, 2014.

NeighborWorks America accepts applications from established community-based housing and community development organizations to affiliate as chartered members of the national NeighborWorks network.

Nonprofit organizations that focus on community revitalization and the production of affordable housing are encouraged to submit applications. Demonstration of local need and the quality and completeness of the application are significant factors in our evaluation. In addition, we consider the degree to which the applicant has either the demonstrated ability or the capacity to:

  • Build and maintain active, working partnerships among the residents, business and financial institutions and local government
  • Maintain an engaged and representative board of directors that governs the organization effectively
  • Achieve significant impact in the organization’s service area through the production of affordable housing
  • Analyze the community revitalization needs clearly, with active community participation, so that appropriate strategies are designed and implemented
  • Assemble the financial commitments to support the operational and programmatic activities of the organization over time
  • Collaborate with other organizations and service providers to avoid duplication of services, particularly existing NeighborWorks organizations
  • Build and maintain strong management systems to ensure the successful delivery of programs and services

The application review phase could include an onsite visit from NeighborWorks America staff to determine eligibility for network membership.

To complete an application for 2014, please click on the following link:  2014 Affiliation Application.

If you have specific questions about becoming a member, contact Please be sure to provide your city and state.


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