Training and Tools for Community Development Nonprofits

By offering in-depth training and tools, NeighborWorks America serves local nonprofits that share in its mission to strengthen communities.

NeighborWorks Training and Certification

Thousands of affordable housing and community development practitioners rely on NeighborWorks America's nationally acclaimed education and training programs to help them effect positive change in their communities. In addition to NeighborWorks Training Institutes, offered four times each year, training programs include e-learning courses, place-based training, annual Community Leadership Institutes and other specialized training. A Training E-newsletter is also available to help practitioners stay informed of training activities. Read more»

NeighborWorks Products and Services
On the NeighborWorks Products and Services page you will find information on the fee-based services we offer — including our Organizational Assessment Services and Success Measures evaluation tools— to help community development organizations effectively and efficiently manage their operations. Read more»

National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling
This $475-million program was launched in December 2007 with funds appropriated by Congress to increase the availability of foreclosure counseling services across the country. Grants are being made to fund foreclosure counseling and legal assistance to homeowners at risk of foreclosure. Funds through this program are distributed to housing counseling intermediaries approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to qualifying state housing finance agencies (HFAs), and to NeighborWorks organizations. Read more»

Stable Communities is the centerpiece of NeighborWorks America’s Stable Communities initiative, a national response to the local challenges that arise when foreclosed homes remain vacant or abandoned. The purpose of the site is to provide community development practitioners with information and strategies to stabilize and revitalize communities in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. provides resources to nonprofit organizations and their public and private partners, including state and local governments, rehab contractors, researchers, funders, and servicers. Read more»

Leaders for Communities
Leaders for Communities is a social networking site that connects current and future leaders at community development organizations across the country. The site gives new, emerging, and experienced leaders in the community development field an opportunity to share ideas and experiences and access professional development and career opportunities. Read more»

National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling
The National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling are a set of guidelines for quality homeownership and counseling services. Industry professionals who adopt these standards can be trusted to provide consistent, high quality advice. Read more»

The STRENGTH MATTERS™ collaborative brings together three national networks of nonprofit owners and developers in the affordable housing field — Housing Partnership Network (HPN), NeighborWorks America and Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF). Together, they advance the strength, productivity and profitability of their member organizations and communicate the best practices of these owners and developers to the private, public, and philanthropic sectors – thereby attracting additional capital. Read more»

NeighborWorks Publications
NeighborWorks publications include the annual report, Alert e-newsletter and some 100 reports and studies on affordable housing and community development topics. Read more»

The links on this page go to organizational and governmental Web sites that represent various aspects of the affordable housing and community revitalization field. Read more»

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