Friday, January 22, 2010

NeighborWorks’ Achieving Excellence Program Named Finalist for National Housing Conference “Pioneering Housing Strategies” Award

Today NeighborWorks, the nation’s leading trainer of community development professionals, announced that its Achieving Excellence program was named a finalist for the National Housing Conference’s “Pioneering Housing Strategies” award. The award acknowledges forward-thinking strategies that are changing the way the industry approaches affordable housing and community development initiatives.

“We are delighted the National Housing Conference has recognized the NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence program. Achieving Excellence is an innovative organizational investment program that transforms the way community development nonprofits do business. As a result, nonprofits are better equipped to increase the availability of quality affordable housing, stem the tide of foreclosures, and revitalize communities,” said Ken Wade, CEO of NeighborWorks America.

NeighborWorks is currently accepting applications from nonprofit leaders for the 2010-2011 Achieving Excellence class. The application deadline for the Achieving Excellence program is March 15, 2010. Applications, as well as additional program information, are available online at