Happy Anniversary, NeighborWorks!

This month, NeighborWorks America will be celebrating its anniversary! As part of the NeighborWorks network, CNE has found tools and training needed to make a wider impact in Chattanooga and the surrounding communities.


Who is Neighborworks?


What would become NeighborWorks America began as the drive of one woman to better her community. In 1968, Dorothy Richardson, along with her neighbors in Central North Pittsburgh, decided to take action against the decay they were noticing in their community. The group did not set out to tear the fabric of the neighborhood, but to repair the existing houses. This group in Pittsburgh became the first NeighborWorks organization.

From there, the model produced by Dorothy Richardson was replicated in other cities around the country. By the 1990s, the NeighborWorks network had stretched to 161 organizations all across the United States including Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Today, there are more than 240 NeighborWorks organizations operating in various types of communities across the country. Promoting homeownership and revitalizing neighborhoods remain top priorities for all of NeighborWorks’ members.


How NeighborWorks Helps

The NeighborWorks network is designed to provide support to its independent nonprofit organizations around the country. Through NeighborWorks, CNE has received grants, organizational support, and training opportunities to better help us improve Chattanooga’s neighborhoods and give potential homeowners the tools they need to succeed in their goals.


Happy Anniversary, NeighborWorks!


If you are interested in making homeownership a reality for you and your family, CNE offers both counseling services and home mortgage loans to get you on your way. Contact us today to learn more at info@cneinc.org or 423-756-6201.